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  1. Ivan Belsky: biography, creativity, career, personal life ...

    Nov 06, 2020 · The wife gave Ivan Fyodorovich a son, who was also named Vanya. When the young man grew up, he married the cousin of the sister of Queen Anastasia Romanovna. Then this younger Ivan also had a son, it was already Ivan Fyodorovich Belsky’s grandson.

  2. Belsky family (Gediminid) - Wikipedia

    The Belsky or Belski family (Russian: Бельский; plural: Бельские) was a princely family of Gediminid origin in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.It later deflected to the Grand Duchy of Moscow and played a key role during the regency of Ivan IV of Russia.

  3. Belsky family (Gediminid) | Military Wiki | Fandom

    The Belsky or Belski family (Russian: Бельский; plural: Бельские) was a princely family of Gediminid origin in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. It later deflected to the Grand Duchy of Moscow and played a key role during the regency of Ivan IV of Russia. The family started with Ivan Vladimirovich, son of Vladimir Olgerdovich and grandson of Algirdas, and ended with Ivan ...

  4. A Child on the Throne - Ivan the Terrible

    Prince Belsky was placed under house arrest, his close friends were banished to their country estates, and the main punishment fell on the hapless secretary, Fyodor Mishurin, who was stripped naked before being executed. Since Prince Belsky was related by ties of blood to Ivan, he received no further punishment.

  5. Ivan The Terrible: The Russian Tsar Who Deserved His Nickname
    • The Principalities
    • A Childhood of Captivity and Torture
    • Hard Times For 16Th-Century Russia
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    • Ivan The Terrible and The Arts
    • Ivan The Terrible’s Terrible End

    Ivan the Terrible was born to Basil, the Prince of Muscovy, in 1530. In those days, what we now call Russia was a patchwork quilt of duchies and principalities, every one of them running its own live-action Game of Thronesperformance. The duty of a “prince” was mainly to collect taxes for Russia’s Mongol overlords, who ruled through violence and brutality. Given this power structure, it’s not surprising that Russia’s nobility, known as the boyars, was more interested in looting the peasants and throttling each other than in working together to push out the declining Mongol Empire. Because everyone who tried to do that wound up rolled in a carpet and trampled to death by ponies, it was just safer for the dukes and other gangsters to line their pockets and protect the status quo. In the early 1500s, there was no indication that that world was about to be blown to flinders, and even less that scrawny little Ivan the Terrible was going to be the one to do it, especially after the three-...

    After his father’s death, Ivan was officially the Prince of Muscovy. Somewhat less officially, he was at the mercy of the local aristocracy. These men needed the cover that having a prince provided to preserve the formality of local rule, but they certainly weren’t going to let Ivan grow up into some kind of leader. Which is why, instead of seeing to his education and preparing him for the burden of the throne, they locked him in confined spaces for days at a time and beat him mercilessly with little or no provocation. On good days, young Ivan the Terrible was restricted to the palace grounds, usually his mother’s bedchamber, until boyars of the Shuisky and Belsky clans poisoned her when Ivan was eight. Physically weak due to malnutrition, all alone, and probably terrified out of his mind, Ivan knew his only hope was to cultivate friends among the boyars. It was probably those friends who arranged for Ivan to be crowned “Tsar of All the Russias” in 1547, when Ivan was just 16 years...

    The state of Ivan’s realm makes you wonder why he would even bother. Still suffering under the Mongol yoke, Russia spent the 1550s dealing with drought (and the resulting famine), Tartar invasions, war with Lithuania (which was a bigger deal back then than it would be now), domestic disturbances, and a trade embargo organized by Poland and Sweden (which was also a much bigger deal back then). To top things off, Ivan’s first wife was (probably) poisoned in 1560, sending him into a spiral of depression. With an infallible sense of timing, Prince Andrei Kurbsky chose this moment to defect to the Lithuanians, taking with him a fair-sized chunk of Ivan’s army, and started laying waste to Russian territories in the northwest. Ivan responded to these problems in what strikes a modern person as the only sane way — he quit. In 1564, Ivan retired to his country estate and sent off a couple of public letters announcing his abdication and blaming the boyars for all of Russia’s misfortunes. The...

    Ivan the Terrible played at being reluctant to come back, but eventually, he relented… for a price. First, he must be granted absolute power over life and death among the boyars, who you’ll remember were the people who locked him in a closet and poisoned his mom. He also demanded control of the military, sole authority over the treasury, and the power to administer the courts himself. The desperate nobles agreed, and Ivan immediately gave them cause to regret it. Now with unchecked power, he first set up the Oprichniki, which was a kind of 16th-century SS, whose members dressed in black, arrested real and perceived enemies of the tsar, and rode around with severed pigs’ heads on their saddles. Oprichniki were granted total immunity from all laws, a custom that persists in Russia today, where many members of the government are also immune to legal prosecution. Second, Ivan seized the estates of accused traitors and started killing, torturing, exiling, forcibly retiring, and otherwise...

    Despite his deservedly brutal reputation, Ivan The Terrible was also a dedicated supporter of the arts, and he used his power to commission the construction of the Moscow Print Yard, which introduced the first printing press to the country in 1553. The print yard initially focused exclusively on religious texts, then broadened its scope to include historical manuals. Setbacks occurred when the press was burned to the ground by a group of angry scribes who felt their livelihoods were being jeopardized. But before long, things got back on track and the Moscow Print Yard became a fully functioning printing house once again. Ivan the Terrible was also responsible for some of Moscow’s most iconic architecture. He commissioned the beautiful St. Basil’s Cathedral, one of the most recognizable and beautiful architectural achievements in Moscow. The story goes that Ivan was so impressed with his architect’s work that he ordered that he and all of his workers be blinded, so they could never c...

    For the remaining 12 years of his reign, Ivan the Terrible seemed intent on terrorizing all 1.5 million square miles of his territory. He led a war, on top of the other war he was already fighting, against the lingering Khanates, breaking the Tartars for good. He reorganized the Church with himself as its head. He broke the bureaucracy and rebuilt it to his liking, and he did all this while increasingly lapsing into violent rages. During one such rage, Ivan beat his pregnant daughter-in-law hard enough to cause a miscarriage, apparently because he didn’t like the way she was dressed. The aggrieved father, Ivan’s son Ivan, confronted his father. During the argument, Ivan (father) either grabbed Ivan (son) and threw him against a wall or hit him in the head with a stick. Either way, the blow was hard enough to kill him. Young Ivan’s death has been a controversial subject in recent years as some Russian nationalists have sought to cast Ivan the Terrible in a gentler light and revise hi...

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  6. Ivan Belsky (Russian Federation 1923-2003) - Jun 06, 2018 ...

    DESCRIPTION: An oil on panel painting by Ukrainian artist, Ivan Belsky. Features a depiction of a young fruit vender seated along a curb, beside her dog. Signed along the bottom left corner:"Ivan Belsky 84".

  7. Belsky Family Trees, Crests, Genealogy, DNA, More

    Belsky Birth Records, California (Source: California Birth Records, 1905-1995) Please, add your favorite Website(s) to this page! This page and its subpages contain 17 links.

  8. Shuysky - Wikipedia

    Upon the death of Vasily III's widow, Elena Glinskaya, he challenged the authority of Prince Ivan Belsky, procured his incarceration, married Anastasia of Kazan (Ivan III's granddaughter), and proclaimed himself regent for Vasily III's heir, the young Ivan IV, in 1538.

  9. Monastic Martyr Galacteon of Vologda - Orthodox Church in America

    Sep 24, 2020 · Home / The Orthodox Faith / Lives of the Saints /. Monastic Martyr Galacteon of Vologda Commemorated on September 24. Troparion & Kontakion. Monkmartyr Galacteon of Vologda: Fearing the wrath of Tsar Ivan the Terrible, kinsmen of the disgraced prince Ivan Ivanovich Belsky secretly brought his seven-year-old son Gabriel to the city of Staritsa.

  10. Ivan the Terrible - Wikipedia

    Ivan was the first son of Vasili III and his second wife, Elena Glinskaya.Elena's mother was a Serbian princess and her father's family, the Glinski clan (nobles based in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania), claimed descent both from Orthodox Hungarian nobles and the Mongol ruler Mamai (1335–1380.)

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