“AND THE TSAR BEGAN SOBBING BITTERLY...” (ON THE ISSUE OF IVAN THE TERRIBLE KILLING HIS SON 6 NOVEMBER 1581)

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The article discusses the issue about the death of Prince Ivan, son of Ivan the terrible, examines the sources and historiography of the problem. The analysis allowed to establish that often coming today appeals to review this story for "the betterment" of the image of Ivan the terrible have no historical basis. The main conclusion of the article Tsarevich Ivan tragically died at the hands of his father, which was a deep shock to Ivan the terrible and accelerated his death.

Vladimir Matveevich Kozmenko

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: v.kozmenko@gmail.com
Department of Russian History

Boris Grigor'evich Yakemenko

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: borislj@mail.ru
Department of Russian History

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