Shchelkalov, Andrei and Vasilii Iakovlevich

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Shchelkalov, Andrei and Vasilii Iakovlevich

 

two state and political figures in Russia in the second half of the 16th century and the early 17th century.

Andrei lakovlevich Shchelkalov. Date of birth unknown; died circa 1597.

Shchelkalov was a d’iak (administrative clerk) by 1562 and a dumnyi d’iak (duma clerk) by 1566, and he took part in the zemskii sobor (national assembly) of 1566. He rose in office in the summer of 1570, during the period of the oprichnina, when the most prominent administrators in the prikazy (central administrative offices) were executed. Shchelkalov headed the Razriadnyi Prikaz (War Office), Pomestnyi Prikaz (Office of Land Grants), the Prikaz Kazanskogo Dvortsa (Kazan Palace Prikaz), and one of the cheti (financial departments in charge of collection of taxes). He retired from office in 1594.

Vasilii lakovlevich Shchelkalov. Date of birth unknown; died late 1610 or early 1611.

Shchelkalov was a d’iak in the Razboinyi Prikaz (Justice Office) in the 1560’s, and he took part in the zemskii sobor of 1566. He headed the Razriadnyi Prikaz from 1576 or 1577 to 1594 and one of the cheti from 1570 to 1601. In mid-1594 he became the head of the Posol’skii Prikaz (Foreign Office), and in 1595 he was made keeper of the seal. Shchelkalov fell from favor in 1601, but the First False Dmitrii conferred on him the rank of okol’nichii (the rank immediately below boyar).

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