Khvorostinin, Ivan Andreevich
Date of birth unknown; died Feb. 28 (Mar. 10), 1625, in the St. Sergius Trinity Monastery, in what is now the city of Zagorsk, Moscow Oblast. Russian political figure and writer.
A descendant of the princes of Yaroslavl, Khvorostinin became a favorite of the First False Dmitrii in 1605. During the reign of Vasilii Shuiskii, Khvorostinin was exiled to the Monastery of Joseph of Volokolamsk. In 1613 and 1614 he took part in military actions against Polish troops and detachments under the command of I. M. Zarutskii; in 1618 and 1619 he served as voevoda (military commander) in Pereiaslavl’-Riazanskii. Accused of heresy and of attempting to escape to Lithuania, Khvorostinin was exiled to the Kirill-Belozersk Monastery. In 1624 he was pardoned and brought back to Moscow; soon thereafter he took monastic vows.
Khvorostinin’s “Words of the Muscovite Days and Tsars and Luminaries That Are in Russia” (in Monuments of Old Russian Literature Concerning the Time of Troubles, 3rd ed., 1925) provides descriptions of such figures as Boris Godunov, the False Dmitrii, and Shuiskii.