Ivan the Terrible
Ivan the Terrible was Grand Prince of Moscow from 1533 until his death. His long reign saw the conquest of the Khanates of Kazan, Astrakhan, and Siberia, transforming Russia into a multiethnic and multiconfessional state spanning almost one billion acres. (wiki)
|Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye
|Church built to celebrate his birth
|Kremlin and Red Square
|crowned there, commissioned St. Basil Basilica
|ravaged it in the infamous Massacre of Novgorod (1570)
|Sviyazhsk was founded by Ivan the Terrible in 1551 as the outpost from which to initiate the conquest of the Kazan Khanate (AB ev)
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