Ivan Susanin

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Susanin, Ivan


Died 1613. Hero of the Russian liberation struggle against Polish invaders in the early 17th century.

Susanin was a peasant from the village of Dereven’ki, near the village of Domnino, Kostroma District. In the winter of 1612–13, he was forced by a detachment of Polish noblemen to lead them to Domnino, a Romanov estate, where the newly elected tsar Mikhail Fedorovich was residing at the time. Susanin deliberately led the Poles astray in a dense, swampy forest, an act for which he was later tortured to death.

Susanin’s heroic deed has been preserved in folklore and fiction and is the subject of M. I. Glinka’s opera Ivan Susanin. A monument to Susanin was erected in the city of Kostroma.

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Compare this to how Boris Mordvinov, the stage director of the first production of the "new" Susanin, describes the beginning of the opera: "Hidden from the sight of the audience, a chorus sings of the Russian land, of the Russian people's heroic fight against their enemies: forever driven out of the Russian land was Mamai; the Teutonic knights perished under the ice of Lake Chudskoye; death awaits every unbidden evil foe" (Boris Arkad'evich Mordvinov, "Kak sozdaval'sia spektakl' 'Ivan Susanin'" [How the Production of Ivan Susanin was Created], Sovetskaia muzyka no.
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