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The Father of Tsarism

Author: Andrei Yurganov

January 1997
Page 12   ( 7 pages)

Summary: Four hundred and fifty years ago this month, Ivan the Terrible became the first Russian ruler to hold the title Tsar. Yurganov examines the life of this talented and cruel leader and discovers that his legacy goes well beyond the founding of a 450-year institution.

This article appeared in the January 1997 issue of Russian Life. The text of this article is not available online. Follow the link to the full issue listing to see if the back issue is available through our webstore.