Mikhail A. Molchanov( Famous intriguant era of the Troubles)
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Biography Mikhail A. Molchanov
(usually - Michalka, without patronymic) Private nobleman in Moscow Tsar Boris, who, apparently at odds with the government, participated in the murder of his son and widow of Godunov, he became particularly close to the Pretender. After the death of the last M. escaped, spreading rumors on the way of salvation "king Demetrius, and sometimes even posing as him. Arriving in Sambor Pretender to his mother, he became the center of intrigues against Shuya. Not daring to be himself at the head have risen in the name of Demetrius "Sevryukov", M. sent to them as governor, believed in him Bolotnikova. The beginning of 1609 M. found himself in Moscow, has conspired against the king, and after an unsuccessful, do not rise to the deposition of Shuya, mutiny on February 25 "ran" in Tushino to the Brigand and erected in Okolnichy, played a prominent role in his Duma. After fleeing thief in Kaluga (January 1610), Moscow, together with other men of Tushino, came to Smolensk to ask the King Vladislav to the Russian throne. Recognized Okolnichy letters and complained to the ground, M. traveled to Moscow, Vladislav have sworn, but before that the "great ambassadors" - Filaret and Golitsyn - In October 1610 he returned to the Solovetsky to Sigismund, brought him greetings from the boyars and all contractual instruments of Vladislav. In 1611 (before September) M. disappeared.