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Boris Gudonov (reign, 1598 - 1605) view 1 He was the brother-in-law of Feodor Ivanovich and already a major political figure during the reign of Feodor's father, Ivan IV. He was a able person but eventually overcome by the accumulated social and economic problems left from the disasters of the reign of Ivan IV. When he died while Muscovy was being attacked by the Polish backed army of the False Dmitri, social disorder became so widespread the period is called "Time of Troubles".


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