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  Ivan IV of Russia
Ivan IV of Russia (August 25, 1530 - March 18, 1584), first czar of all Russia.
Ivan came to the throne at age three and was crowned Czar at age sixteen on January 16, 1547.
Ivan launched a war of westward expansion and found himself fighting the Swedes, Lithuanians, Poles, and the Teutonic Knights.
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 Ivan IV of Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ivan IV Vasilyevich (Russian: Иван IV Васильевич) (August 25, 1530, Moscow – March 18, 1584, Moscow) was the Grand Duke of Muscovy from 1533 to 1547 and was the first ruler of Russia to assume the title of tsar (or czar).
Ivan was crowned tsar with Monomakh's Cap at the Cathedral of the Dormition at age sixteen on January 16, 1547.
Ivan revised the law code (known as the sudebnik), created a standing army (the streltsy), established the Zemsky Sobor, the council of the nobles (known as the Chosen Council), and confirmed the position of the Church with the Council of the Hundred Chapters, which unified the rituals and ecclesiastical regulations of the entire country.
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 Ivan III of Russia Summary
Ivan's refusal to share his conquests with his brothers, and his subsequent interference with the internal politics of their inherited principalities, involved him in several wars with them, from which, though the princes were assisted by Lithuania, he emerged victorious.
It was in the reign of Ivan III that Muscovy rejected the Tatar yoke.
In 1487 Ivan reduced the khanate of Kazan (one of the offshoots of the Horde) to the condition of a vassal-state, though in his later years it broke away from his suzerainty.
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 Biography of Ivan the Terrible
Ivan IV was the first of two children of Basil III, who had been attempting for many years without success to have a son.
One biographer of Ivan said, "before the child-prince became Ivan the Terrible, he was Ivan the Terrified." Ivan's brutal behavior later on in life is testimony to his never having forgotten nor forgiven the childhood indignities he had suffered.
Ivan's much-loved wife Anastasia withered away due to a lingering illness in the summer of 1560.
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 Russia History. Information about Russia.
Invasions of Russia at that time were conducted from the west as well, by the Swedes (1240) and then by the Livonian knights (1242), a regional branch of Teutonic Union.
Ivan's Tatar campaigns opened vast new areas for Russian expansion, and it was during his reign that the conquest and colonization of Siberia started.
When Ivan the Terrible died in 1584, he was succeeded by his son Fyodor, who was not exactly up to filling the shoes of an autocratic legend.
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 Ivan The Terrible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Ivan IV, know as Ivan the Terrible, is most known for his brutal ruling, centralised administration of Russia and expantion of the boundaries of the Russian Empire.
Ivan justly deserved his reputation as a tyrant and his reign was peppered with battles with foreign invaders.
Although the transition from Ivan to his son and successor, Feodor I, was relatively easy and quiet, Moscow was, according to most observers, on the verge of anarchy as a result of Ivan The Terrible's policies.
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 Russian Ivan IV, Ivan IV composer, Ivan IV the terrible, Ivan the IV, Ivan IV of Russia, czar Ivan IV on ...
Ivan IV The development of the tsar's autocratic powers reached a peak during the reign of Ivan IV, and he became known as the Terrible (his Russian epithet, groznyy, means threatening or dreaded).
Ivan strengthened the position of the tsar to an unprecedented degree, demonstrating the risks of unbridled power in the hands of a mentally unstable individual.
Ivan defeated and annexed the Kazan' Khanate on the middle Volga in 1552 and later the Astrakhan' Khanate, where the Volga meets the Caspian Sea.
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The Varangians/Russes got to Russia through their technology, the sailing ships that could actually take them to Greenland; but they came to rule the area through forms of large scale political organization that may have been rudimentary compared to Francia and Romania, but were beyond anything seen previously east of Moravia.
Russia would then always be hindered by autocratic government that alternatively smothered dissent and innovation and then, alarmed at the backwardness of the country, attempted to impose top-down reforms and development -- which then would be resisted by a national conservatism that the government in its phase of being threatened by change would have loved.
When Ivan III marries a granddaughter of one of the last of the Palaeologi Emperors, he is in a position to claim the Throne of Constantinople --the city just having fallen to the Ottomans.
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 Ivan the Terrible
Ivan was born on Aug. 25, 1530 in Moscow, the son of Vasily III,, who died in 1533 when Ivan was only three years old.
Ivan's mother, Yelena Glinskaya, who was from a noble, family, established a regency, but it soon degenerated into intrigue, and wild violence as rival boyars disputed the dominance of the Glinsky family.
Although the transition from Ivan to his son and successor, Fyodor I, was relatively easy and quiet, Moscow was, according to most observers, on the verge of anarchy as a result of Ivan's policies.
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 Ivan IV of Russia Summary
Ivan IV (1530-1584), known as Ivan the Terrible, was the first Russian sovereign to be crowned czar and to hold czar as his official title in addition to the traditional title of grand duke of Moscow.
The reign of Ivan IV was the culmination of Russian h...
Ivan IV Vasilyevich(Russian: Иван IV Васильевич) (August 25, 1530 – March 18, 1584) was the Grand Duke of Muscovy from 1533 to 1547 and was the first ruler of Russia to assume the title of tsar.
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 The Terrible Ivan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Ivan IV is a sinister and arresting figure in the history of the Russian Middle Ages.
Ivan gathered around him at the Alexandrov Monastery, which became his headquarters and residence, a picked bodyguard of three hundred oprichniks whom he clothed in monk's garb and whom he commanded as abbot.
The grand prince, become a tsar at the coronation of Ivan the Terrible, was customarily the oldest surviving son of the late ruler.
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 Excerpts from GURPS Russia
Vasili III, Ivan the Great's son, continued gathering the last of the resistant towns of the west (and fighting repeated skirmishes with Poland) and developing diplomatic ties with the leaders of distant lands, including the sultan of Turkey, Suleiman the Magnificent, and Babar (a descendant of Tamerlane), founder of the Mogul Empire in India.
Russia was in the hands of Ivan's mother, Helen, during his minority, and she ran it with the assistance of several men, including a young lover, Prince Telepnev-Obolensky.
Ivan proceeded to have their relatives and friends murdered without the dubious formality of a trial, and two Russian princes were slain for objecting to the practice.
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Inform students that present-day Russia is the largest country in the world and illustrate this point by telling students that when it is nine in the morning in Moscow to the west (point it out), on the eastern or Pacific coast of Russia (point it out), it is seven in the evening.
Russia knew a period of peace and stability after the reign of Ivan III, who is considered the founder of the Russian state.
Ivan IV was the grandson of Ivan III.
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 Ivan Khomutov New Jersey Devils NHL Hockey Prospect (2003 NHL Entry Draft - #93 selection) RussianProspects.com Player ...
Ivan can make good decisions with the puck when he has it and is starting to see the ice very well, finding his line mates.
Ivan made significant headway during the season, and towards the end he skated on HC CSKA’s main lineup, though he did not get much ice time, he did get the valuable experience of practicing with the senior squad.
Ivan’s current skill level is solid and it appears that he is not falling into the trap of dominating his age group early on due to size and then eventually seeing his peers catch up to him and eventually falling behind.
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 Wild Russia-a photo gallery of russian nature reserves and protected areas
Andrey Nechaev was born in 1954 in Russia.
Ivan worked as a scientist at the Darvinsky Zapovednik and now is a businessman in Kostroma.
Laura Williams, Wild Russia's contributing editor, is a free-lance writer and photographer on nature in Russia.
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 Coins & Medals of Imperial Russia: Ivan VI
Ioann (Ivan VI) lived on for some 23 years as a prisoner of the state until an unsuccessful rescue attempt caused his jailers to do away with him.
On December 31, 1741, a government decree directed the public to turn in the coins of Ivan VI within a year for an exchange of new coins at full value.
Ivan was the third Romanov of that name, but is regarded as Ivan VI by scholars.
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 Czar Ivan IV, the terrible
Ivan IV, know as Ivan the Terrible, b Aug 25, 1530, czar of Russia 1547-1584, He centralised the administration of Russia and expanded the boundaries of the Russian Empire.
He eventually agreed to do so on two conditions: he was to have the right to punish traitors and wrongdoers, executing them when necessary and confiscating their possessions; and a political and territorial subdivision-the oprichnina-was to be established, managed entirely at the discretion of the tsar.
Although the transition from Ivan to his son and successor, Feodor I, was relatively easy and quiet, Moscow was, according to most observers, on the verge of anarchy as a result of Ivan's policies.
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 Ivan V of Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As he was eye-sore and infirm, his capacity for supreme power was challenged by the party of the Naryshkins, who aspired to bring Natalia Naryshkina's son, Peter I, to the throne.
However, Ivan's tutor, Prince Prozorovsky, persuaded him to change sides, whereupon Ivan declared his allegiance to his brother's cause.
During the last decade of his life, Ivan was completely overshadowed by the more energetic Peter I. He spent his days with his wife, Praskovia Saltykova, caring about little but "praying and fasting day and night".
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 Ivan IV, first Russian Czar
After his father died, his mother Elena ruled Russia with a few faithful boyars (members of the Russian aristocracy) for four years until she was assisinated.
One cold day in December, after Ivan had reached his teens, he denounced the boyars of their conduct in ruling the country, doomed their neglect of him, and punished their leader by setting a pack of wild dogs on him.
Ivan was moved deeply by the ruins left from the fires.
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 Ivan the Terrible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Struck by Ivan IV as "Great Prince", 1533-1547 A.D. Ivan IV, known as "Ivan the Terrible" was the first Russian ruler to be crowned tzar and to hold that official title.
The first part of Ivan's reign is considered the "constructive period", with advances in Russian territories and trade, government reforms, new law codes, and delineation of the responsibilities of the aristocracy.
Following the death of his first wife, in 1560, he withdrew from Moscow and threatened to abdicate, blaming his advisors and the aristocracy for her death.
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 Garrett County Press | Ivan Petrov: Russia Through A Shot Glass
"Ivan Petrov is a potent brew -- part roaring, Rabelaisian tale and part social case study, with a dash of existential rebellion.
C.S. Walton met Ivan Petrov in a city in the West in 1996.
--From the Prologue of Ivan Petrov by C.S. Walton
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 Celebration of Ivan Kupala Day in Russia
Continuing on from the article "Pancake Week" by Svetlana Rodinskaia in the March issue of the E-Journal and "Easter Celebrations in Russia" by Konstantin Vasiliev, Svetlana, and Alexander Iona in the May issue, this article aims to focus on another aspect of Russian culture.
Ivan Kupala Day is a holiday that has existed since pagan times.
Ivan Kupala Night is one of the most expressive and wild Russian folk holidays.
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 Face of Russia
Prince Ivan III renounces Russia’s allegiance to the Mongols.
Russia’s ten centuries tell a tale of enduring ambivalence towards the West in all its manifestations: from ancient Byzantium, to autocratic Prussia, to revolutionary France, NATO, and contemporary America.
The Face of Russia explores the dominant strains of Russian culture, essentially a tale of three cities: Kiev, Moscow, and St. Petersburg.
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 Face of Russia: Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
As the head of a religious civilization, Ivan the Terrible had every aspect of domestic activity ritualized through semimonastic rules of conduct, preserved in a book called the Domostroi.
And the background this is the Last Judgement and Ivan’s staying on his knees asking God to forgive him.
And God keeps silence when Ivan asked him ‘have I right to kill people for the great Russia?’ and because silence is the answer, Ivan is trying to kill the God,” explains film historian Naum Kleinman.
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 RIA Novosti - Russia - U.S. returns great Russian philosopher's archives
Russia paid $60,000 for the collection, including a major contribution from Viktor Vekselberg, a billionaire who is perhaps best known outside the country for returning a Faberge jeweled egg collection to Russia.
Ilyin, a philosopher of religion, was known as an outspoken critic of Bolsheviks and was forced to flee Soviet Russia after the 1917 revolutions.
In 2005, the remains of Ilyin and General Anton Denikin, a leader of the anti-Bolshevik "White" movement, were reburied in Russia.
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 Amazon.com: Ivan Petrov: Russia Through a Shot Glass: Books: C.S. Walton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Ivan Petrov says that while some tried to make careers as informers or bureaucrats, he chose to become a drunkAand that his readers, under the circumstances, would have done the same.
In 1996 Ivan Petrov began telling this his "life story" to C. Walton, and what a story indeed it is. The events of his life with never a dull paragraph read like a novel.
Drunk as a skunk and stumbling through the wasteland of the country, Ivan tells it like it was with his eyes bleary and swollen but still wide open.
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 Coins & Medals of Imperial Russia: Ivan IV
Coins and Medals of Imperial Russia: Ivan IV Ivan IV, “the Terrible” (1533-1584
Ivan IV, popularly known as “Ivan the Terrible,” a strong and formidable ruler.
This motif can be seen in many examples of Russian coinage up to the nineteenth century.
www.library.yale.edu /slavic/coins/html/ivan4.html   (141 words)

 ivan pavlov - Books, journals, articles @ The Questia Online Library
Ivan P. Pavlov An Overview of His Life and Psychological...University of North Carolina at Charlotte Ivan R. Pavlov (1849-1936), while studying in the 1860s...Medical -- Surgical Institute awarded Ivan P. Pavlov (1849- 1936) the Nobel Prize in physiology...
Ivan Pavlov, who lived 1849-1936, was a distinguished Nobel prize winner on gastric secretions when, in his fifties, he took up...
by Ivan Pavlov in Russia and Edward Thorndike...conditioning, was initially identified by Pavlov in the salivation reflex of dogs...food, an unconditioned stimulus.
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