The overwhelming majority of Russian historians agree that the Tsar Ivan IV was right in its decision to terminate actions against the Crimean Tatars and tackle Livonia. They claimed (and claim) that secure access to the Baltic Sea was needed Russia both politically and economically, and that an independent and hostile Livonia was an obstacle to development of normal cultural relations between Russia and the West. From a military point of view of Livonia it was weak and, as a reasonably could believe Tsar Ivan IV of, could not repel Russian attacks. On the other hand, as pointed out by most historians, Crimea subordination task, especially without an alliance with Poland was militarily unsolvable for Russia at this stage. A notable opponent of this view is Kostomarov.205
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