russianculture: “ Portrait of Malyuta Skuratov by Pavel Ryzhenko ”

xxy - Russian costume in painting. The Tsar's Edict. Malyuta Skuratov was the head of the oprichnina – a kind of a secret police during the reign of Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible – b.

"Don't Confuse me, Ivan!" by Ekaterina Goncharova, a contemporary Russian artist. #art #painting #Russian #costume

"Don't Confuse me, Ivan!" by Ekaterina Goncharova, a contemporary Russian artist.

Alexander Levchenko "Maria Temrjukovna"

It is thought by some scholars that it was Ivan's second wife, Maria Temryukovna who gave the Tsar the idea of forming the oprichniki.

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