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14. Genealogy of the Kings

Nicholas Zharkikh

Shortened text of the section. Full text in ukrainian version.

This list (p. 20) looks surprisingly simple and clear:

Genealogy of the Sovereign Tsars and Grand Dukes Russian Moscow. Remember Lord…

Here we have a very neatly composed ascendant genealogy of the Moscow Tsar Fedor Ivanovich (No. 14-26), in which all brothers, even those who ruled (except Semen – No. 14-11), were rejected. More attention is given to the families of Ivan the Fourth (No. 14-21), Fedor (No. 14-26), Boris Godunov (No. 14-29) and Vasily Shuisky (No. 14-33). The last recorded prince Dmitry Pozharsky, mistakenly certified Skopin – because of this mistake, the compiler of the VS annexed him to the royal list.

A certain mystery is made only by Princess Mary (№ 14-25). Tsarevich Ivan had three wives: Evdokia (Alexandra) Saburova, Theodosia (Paraskeva) Solovy, Elena (Leonida) Sheremeteva. There are 6 female names – and not a single Mary. Probably a mechanical error in the text VS.

The source for this list was, of course, some kind of Moscow genealogical book (as reflected in the name of the list), but its data is presented in a strong reduction. This source is dated to the time of the reign of Tsar Mikhail Fedorovich, whose genus is recorded as the next section of the VS. All published genealogical books always submit lists of the sons of the rulers, and in our list of them only the successor rulers are chosen.