Ivan The Terrible Conditions

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Russia had rather horrible relations with the other surrounding major powers. The other surrounding major powers were Poland-Lithuania, Siberia, and Sweden. Russia’s poor relations with these powers is illustrated in 1581 when Ivan the Terrible conquered Western Siberia. After this there were continual increases of a Russian presence in Siberia. With the other two major powers, Poland-Lithuania and Sweden, Ivan started the twenty-five year war known as the Livonian War.
Russia’s economy during this time was also changing. Moscow was expanding, along with other cities in Russia. Ivan III had tripled Russia’s territory during his reign. When Boris Godunov, who succeeded Feodor I, came into power around 1581, he introduced a new act that increased

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