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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 His true name was Ivan IV Vasilevich, but he was commonly referred to as Ivan the Terrible or Ivan the Awesome. Ivan became czar of Russia when he was 3 years old. By: Harry Gatto Witnessing the cruelty of rival nobles at a young age, Ivan saw treason everywhere he looked as an adult. He arrested, exiled, and executed many of his closest advisors and even killed his own son out of paranoia and rage. IVAN THE TERRIBLE After taking control of the land of other nobles, Ivan placed his own loyal people, a secret police force known as the oprichniki, there. They terrorized the rest of the country. "Ivan the Terrible." Wikipedia. Web. 14 Oct. 2014. Ivan led Russia as the Tzar of all Russians from 1547 until his death (Ivan the Terrible). Prior to this he was the Grand Prince of Moscow from 1533 to 1547 (Ivan the Terrible). He was also knownfor the conquest of Siberia, Astrakhan, and the Khanates of Kazan (Ivan the Terrible). One infamous trait of Ivan's was the fact that he often had episodes of mental illness (Ivan the Terrible). An example of this was at the Massacre of Novgorod. Here he ordered his oprichniki to commit senseless acts of violence, brutality and murder against countless innocents (Ivan the Terrible). "I will not see the destruction of the christian converts who are loyal to me, and to my last breath I will fight for the orthodox faith."- Ivan the Terrible Accomplisments- Increased Russia's trade with western Europe- Founded the oprichniki secret police- Became the first Tzar of All Russia- Conquested Siberia, Astrakhan, and Khanates of Kazan- Expanded Russia to almost one thousand million acres of land (Ivan the Terrible) . 1500 1550 1600 1533- Ivan begins rule as Prince of Moscow 1547- Ivan begins rule as Tzar of All Russia 1570- The Massacre of Novgorod occurs 1580- The Russian conquest of Siberia begins 1584- Ivan dies, ending his reign as Tzar. (Ivan the Terrible) (Ivan the Terrible)
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