Vasili III Ivanovich( Grand Duke of Vladimir and Moscow, the Emperor of All Russia)
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Biography Vasili III Ivanovich
(1479-1533) - Grand Duke of Vladimir and Moscow, the Tsar of all Russia from 1505 g. The son of Ivan III and Sophia Paleologos. Was married twice: Solomon Aloetic (1505) and Elena Glinsky (1526). From his first marriage had no children. From the second son - Ivan. In the struggle for power did not stop before the destruction of close relatives and nobles the boyars (eg, who died in prison, his nephew Demetrius, crowned in 1498, Mr.. Grand Duke and co-regent of Ivan III). Continuing the policy of his father, to strengthen the territorial integrity of Rossiyskogo state and the expansion of its borders. Large territorial acquisitions during the reign of Vasily III was the accession of Pskov (1510), Smolensk (1514), Ryazan (1521). Relationship with Kazan and Crimea differs with the extreme instability of Vasily III. Basil, in order to protect Russia from Tatar raids undertaken the construction of large Zasechnaya features (1521) in the southern and south-eastern border of the State. He began preparing the monetary reform, which, in his view, was to promote the establishment of a single monetary system in the country. Notable for the rigidity in the conduct of domestic policy. Taken a number of military campaigns in neighboring countries. He continued his father's policy on attracting foreign specialists in Russia, though he believes that Russian culture must be developed on the basis of their own traditions.
. Actively use the authority of Joseph Volotsky ideas expressed in 'Tales of the Princes of Vladimir', to justify the divine origin of their ancestors supposedly descended from the top of the Roman emperors
. The contract 1514g. with the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I called them the king.