Vassian Toporkov (Toporkov)( Bishop of Kolomna)
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Biography Vassian Toporkov (Toporkov)
nephew Joseph Volotskii, . iosiflyanin direction, . ally Metropolitan Daniel and, . hence, . enemy of the church and knights layers, . which belong to "non-covetous and Kurbski, . Vassian had a great influence in the reign of Vasily Ivanovich, . which even before the death of the cases it consults with Vassian and Metropolitan Daniel,
. In 1542, after the second triumph Shuiskys Vassian had to leave the chair and retired to Pesnoshsky monastery, but not lost its significance. After his illness, the king visited Vassian in Pesnoshskom monastery and, . knowing, . that he was the favorite and confidant of his father, . asked: "How am I supposed to reign, . to the great and strong hold in their poslushaniiN "Vassian whispered to him this advice:" If you want to be autocrat, . not, keep a single advisor, . which would have been smarter than you, . because you're better than,
. If so you will do, you'll be hard for the kingdom, and all you will have in their hands. If you'll be in possession of people smarter than you, then you will need to obey them ". The king kissed his hand and said: "If my father was alive, then he would not give me such useful advice". The content of conversation is a fiction Kurbsky ( "for whispering in his ear, not in order, . others to listen "- the remark Solovyov), . but fiction is so fit the circumstances of the case and the nature of actors, . that the whole story became a classic,
. Conversation with Vassian could, of course, have an impact on Grozny, although Kurbski exaggerate its importance, viewing it as almost the sole cause of the terrible changes that occurred in Grozny.