Basenok Fedor( voivod Grand Prince of Moscow Vasily the Dark)
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Biography Basenok Fedor
When in 1446 Basil was deposed from the throne and blinded by order of Dimitri Shemyaka, occupied Moscow, only one B. refused oath Shemyaka. The latter ordered him shackled in chains. But B. fled to Kolomna, bowed to his side many military men, robbed them Kolomna district, and went to Lithuania to Vasili Yaroslavovich Borovsky, which he and Prince Obolensky Semyon gave the city of Bryansk. Hence, together with Wassily Yaroslavovich, Prince Obolensky Semen and other, B. made to protect the Grand Duke. Once again won the Grand Prince Vasily table, B. continued to diligently serve him in the fight against Shemyaka. In 1449, he, . with Prince Ivan Obolensky Strigoi, . Shemyaka repulsed an attack on the fire; in 1450, participated in the Battle of Galich, . Shemyaka where the troops were routed, . and he himself barely escaped fled to Novgorod; two years later (1452) voevodstvoval in taking Ustyug, . who took Shemyaka, . and from there went to fight in Vologda,
. However, B. took an active part in the war with the forces Sedi-Ahmed, Nogai Khan, stretching from 1448 intermittently until 1455. The most brilliant feat of B. in this struggle was the victory won by them over the Tatars in 1455 near Kolomna. The latest feat of B. employed Rusas and the victory won over 5 thousandth Novgorod army in 1456. This victory, which led to favorable for Moscow Yazhelbitskomu treaty with Novgorod and other military exploits B. especially him closer to the Grand Duke. B. Vasily Vasilyevich was appointed as a witness in the preparation of the spiritual. In this spiritual, among other things, and B. were given life tenure in the two villages: Okulovskaya and Repin, that B. gave even during his lifetime Sofia Vitovtovna, but in its spiritual gave to the Grand Duke.