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Also called "Ivan The Terrible." Ruled fairly well initially. He became the terrible when his wife died. Executed hundreds of people. Was extremely cruel.Created the Oprichniki, which were a secret police made up of his own loyal people who terrorized the country wearing all black. He increased trade and contacts with western Europe, imported certain occupations from Germany and England. Introduced the first printing press. Expanded Russian borders 50 sq. miles per day.
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