Ivan the Terrible - 1897 painby Viktor K. Vasnetsov. Maintained at the Tretyakov Gallery ting in Moscow (Russia).
I am your god
as God is mine.
My throne is surrounded
as is the throne of God.
He was not alone in such thinking. After the famous battle of Kazan, in which the Tsar and his forces defeated a longstanding enemy, the Russian people gave their leader a formidable nickname: Ivan Grozny.
Translated into today’s English, Grozny means "terrible," as in awful. When the name was first given, however, Grozny meant “terrible,” as in dreaded or formidably awesome.
This is the awesome story of the terrible tyrant, Ivan IV, Tsar of all the Russians.
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