Add to favorite


 Malyuta Skuratov

Born:   unknown

Malyuta Skuratov was Ivan the Terribles favourite executioner


The year and place of his birth are unknown. Malyuta Skuratov (his real name was Grigory Lukyanovich Skuratov-Belski), a Russian statesman, military man and politician, assistant of Ivan the Terrible, got his nickname Malyuta for his short height.

His name became a symbol of medieval cruelty. People called him "a bloody dog" because on some days he executed more than a hundred persons, and his name alone aroused fear all over Russia. Often Ivan the Terrible with his “right hand” Malyuta Skuratov came to Moscow from and arranged public tortures and executions that turned into real horrors. The torturer made raids on houses of Moscow boyars, military men, and clerks, and took their wives and daughters for amusement of the tsar and his confidants.

Skuratov died in a fight in Estonia on January, 1st, 1573.

Tags: Russian history Malyuta Skuratov    

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
Painting  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Museum of Cinema  Russian boxers  Russian history  Russian exhibitions  Archeology  Konstantin Stanislavski  Pskov airport  Kremlin  Hermitage  Maria Sharapova  Dmitri Benardaki  VTB Group  Burial Grounds  Komi Republic  Serdyukov  Russian Museums   Perm  Mikhail Kalashnikov  New York Times  Little Tower House  Soul of Russia  Festivals  Minister of Economic Development  Russian tourism  Baikonur  Heavenly Hundred  VKontakte  Russian physicists  Pussy Riot,  Exhibitions in Moscow  human rights in Russia  Russian regions  Russian Literature  City life  Design  Russian Souvenirs  Anton Chekhov  Russian business  Russian Cinema  Literary Awards  Roofers  nanotechnologies in Russia  Exhibitions in Russia  Moscow  the Bolshoi Theatre  Veliky Novgorod  Russian Animation  Golden Ring Cities 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites