@chu52: Sort of related to that one (Which is indeed great, yeah, sure the Pope & Emperor Otto II just made up Islam. Idiots), I came across someone relatively recently who believed that the Mongol invasion never happened, because it'd mess up with his Russian nationalism which was pretty creepy. Oh the Mongols were just Tatars, and obviously never subjected the Russian people. In fact lemme just quote Wikipedia here
"the so-called "Tartars and Mongols" were the actual ancestors of the modern Russians, living in a bilingual state with Turkic spoken as freely as Russian. So, Russia and Turkey once formed parts of the same empire. This ancient Russian state was governed by a double structure of civil and military authorities and the hordes were actually professional armies with a tradition of lifelong conscription (the recruitment being the so-called "blood tax"). The Mongol "invasions" were punitive operations against the regions of the empire that attempted tax evasion. Tamerlane was probably a Russian warlord."
Shit is bonkers