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Dmitri

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Dmitri (d. 1606), tsar of Russia. The real Dmitri, son of Ivan the Terrible, is thought to have been murdered in childhood. The false Dmitri enlisted the aid of the Polish and Lithuanian nobility and invaded Russia, defeating Boris Godunov. On Boris's death in 1605, he was crowned tsar. Although he had the support of the peasantry, the boyars (nobles) opposed his Western ideas and had him murdered.

See also: Tsar.

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