Formally, Ivan became king in three years, but originally Rus rules his mother Elena Glinskaya with approximate, however, in the 30 years Glinskaya died, probably from poisoning.At the death of Basil the third to the coronation of his son Ivan called Troubles, it is the rule of the council of seven, arbitrariness in the power of boyars.Historical documents have come down to posterity, they have a lot of contradictions, moreover, some of them obviously forged and re-written, but because of who it was with the nickname King of Grozny, as a rule, and died, can only guess.
By the way, Ivan the Terrible - the first king in Russia.


The views of the Moscow tsar,
15 years ascended to the throne, to reign were similar to Byzantine notions of bogovenchannyh kings, God's messengers, with unlimited power.It was in particular the vision of its destiny lies known affection of Ivan the Terrible to the clerics and monks, his frantic prayers and demonstrations long service in the personal chambers.

After the assassination attempt and the famous Moscow uprising Ivan protect themselves from the entire state of approximate circle, which he called the Selected Rada.Its Board, as one would say now, was a directive, many functions were delegated to converge.which abolished only Peter.However, this does not prevent Ivan the Terrible of Law to establish, by which the descendants have lived for centuries, to carry out major reforms in the political, military, legal system and government agencies, to conquer Kazan, Astrakhan, Siberia and Bashkiria West.


It is known that the king attempted more than 15 times, any attempt Terrible knew, moreover, in terms of executions of the conspirators he participated personally.It is clear that the constant threat of death has hit the psyche of the king.His last days are described very confusing, historical data contradict each other, however, is likely to Grozny, he died after a long illness: according to researchers at the Ivan developed osteophytes, which prevented him from walking.He moved on a stretcher.Scientists say the disease 50-year old king reminded disease.March 16 Ivan the Terrible lost consciousness, and March 18 in the afternoon he died.So far, it remains a mystery whether it was a natural death or the king is still poisoned.

During the life of Ivan buried themselves in dyakonnike altar, in order to show all the importance of his reign.At the behest of the king's suicide was buried in the crypt of the Cathedral of the Archangel Moscow Kremlin in the funeral hall of the rulers of the state in the male line.

To this day, the king's body rests in the Archangel Cathedral, despite the fact that the tomb tried several times to open.
tomb of the first king of the cover is decorated with copper, which was made in the early 20th century.Under the hood is a tombstone made of bricks, and under the tomb is a sarcophagus made of solid limestone.The sarcophagus covering slab of white stone on which is written the name and dates of the life and death of Ivan Vasilyevich.