The Golden Horde was from 1251-1480 and it was a time when Batu Khan, Genghis Khan's grandson, brought his troops into eastern Europe and established the rule of the Golden Horde in Russia. The Golden Horde was an era in which Batu Khan ruled the lands of most of Russia, and his capital was known as Sarai Batu. The capital was located near the lower part of the Volga River, and it was moved to Sarai Berke later in time. The Golden Horde's reign ended near the end of the 15th century when the Horde separated into three smaller khanates. These khanates were known as Kazan, Astrakhan, and the Crimea and the last remnant of the Horde was destroyed in 1502.