Deulino Truce of 1618

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Deulino Truce of 1618


a truce concluded on December 1 between Russia and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the village of Deulino, near the Troitse-Sergiev Monastery (present-day city of Zagorsk). The truce, which lasted for 14½ years, was concluded after the Polish troops, which were led by Prince Władysław, unsuccessfully attempted to capture Moscow in 1617–18. The Russian delegation included the boyars F. I. Shremetev and D. I. Mezetskii and the okol’nichii (a noble ranking below the boyars) A. V. Izmailov. The Polish embassy was headed by A. Nowodworski, L. Sapieha, and J. Gasiewski.

In order to gain breathing time, the Russian government was compelled to cede to Poland the Smolensk (with the exception of Viaz’ma), Chernigov, and Novgorod-Severskii lands along with 29 cities, among them Smolensk. Prince Władysław did not renounce his claim to the Russian throne based on an agreement that he had concluded with traitors from among the boyars in 1610 and on the fact that some Muscovites had recognized him as tsar in 1611. As a result of the exchange of prisoners that followed the Deulino Truce, Patriarch Filaret, the father of Tsar Mikhail Romanov, and others returned from captivity. The Deulino Truce did not settle the conflict between Russia and Poland. The onerous terms imposed by the Deulino Truce were completely nullified as a result of wars with the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1632–34 and in 1654–67.


Savich, A. A. “Deulinskoe peremirie 1618 g.” Uch. zap. Moskovskogo gosudarstvennogo pedagogicheskogo in-ta im. K. Libknekhta, vol. 4. Seriia istoricheskaia, 1939, part 2.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.