On 24 March 1566, Ivan added a codicil to his 1564 immunity charter to Chudov Monastery Archimandrite Levkii, specifying that its immunities applied to a Vyshegorod District property in the oprichnina.
Ivan allocated hamlets and other properties in Vladimir District to the monastery in place of those donated to the Chudov Monastery by Agaf'ia Ivanova doch' Troparev Rudogo with her mother Ul'iana, widow of Semen Obraztsov, in Vyshgorod District.
Legend also says that monk Isidore, who lived in the Chudov Monastery
, inside the Kremlin, made a recipe for Russian vodka around 1430.
During the period of Soviet power, this relationship was broken and the Communists dismantled both the beautiful Chudov Monastery
and the Ascension Convent and destroyed the ancient Saint Saviour Cathedral, but as the Soviets, too, fell from power, the Church began to rise once more as a strong influence on government.
The transfer of this character from Chudov Monastery
to the Mniszech court has the effect of vastly expanding his sphere of influence.
At least one manuscript of the sermon in question was in the Kremlin's Chudov Monastery
Second, in an act of solidarity remarkable in the academic world, all these scholars--of different generations and working on dissimilar problems using different methods--reach the same conclusion regarding the controversial question of the place and date of origin of the earliest copies of SK They agree that its oldest redaction can be traced to the Chudov Monastery
in the Moscow Kremlin; that Metropolitan Makarii played a part in the project, as did his successor, Metropolitan Afanasii (Andrei before his appointment as metropolitan); and that it dates to sometime between the mid-1550s and 1563.