Author: Brian J. Boeck

Though Nikolai Karamzin has been credited with developing the ‘Two Ivans’ paradigm, which emphasizes Anastasiia’s death as the clear, unequivocal dividing line between the good Ivan and the evil Groznyi, he did not invent it. He derived the notion from the only major Russian text about Ivan the Terrible that is still unpublished.

In: Russian History