Khovanshchina


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Khovanshchina

 

a term sometimes used in literature for the Moscow Uprising of 1682. The Khovanshchina takes its name from Prince I. A. Khovanskii, one of the feudal aristocrats who exploited the uprising in their struggle for power.

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