Mysterious genealogy of Russian President Putin
Mikhail Yaroslavich Tverskoy
Mikhail Yaroslavich Tverskoy was the first to start uniting of Russian lands, was the first to receive the title of the Great Prince of all Russia, was the first to defeat Tatar cavalry that had not known defeats before in an open battle. Mikhail Yaroslavich Tverskoy, a talented war chief, far-sighed politician and patriot of his Motherland, played one of the key roles in the history of formation of the Russian statehood without exaggeration. However, not only the state deeds make his figure so important. Mikhail Yaroslavich made a spiritual feat for which it would be very difficult to find counterparts: he sacrificed his own life saving the native land from devastation. Right after his martyr death residents of Tver started honoring the prince as their sky defender and two hundred years later the Russian Orthodox Christian Church officially consecrated him as a saint officially.
On this date in 1318, the Russian knyaz Mikhail of Tver was executed at the command of the Mongols.
Tver’s foundation year is officially accepted to be 1135, although there is no universal agreement on this date and some estimates place it as late as the second half of the 13th century. Originally a minor settlement of Novgorodian traders, it passed to the Grand Prince of Vladimir in 1209. In 1246, Alexander Nevsky granted it to his younger brother Yaroslav Yaroslavich (d. 1271), from whom a dynasty of local princes descended. Four of them were killed by the Golden Horde and were proclaimed saints by the Russian Orthodox church.
We see much speculation across the web attempting to tie Vladimir Putin to Gregori Rasputin the Russian seer. There doesn’t appear to be much there unless Gregori was one of the Putyanins. But he was from Siberia so this is not likely.
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