Time of Troubles

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Time of Troubles

 

(Smutnoe Vremia, Smuta), the name by which Russian gentry and bourgeois historians referred to the era of the late 16th and 17th centuries. The term “Time of Troubles,” which was current among contemporaries, referred to the events that ensued upon the death of Ivan IV the Terrible in 1584 and ended with Mikhail Romanov’s accession to the Russian throne in 1613.

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Thus in a time of trouble ever memorable to him after the birth of their first child who was delicate, when they had to change the wet nurse three times and Natasha fell ill from despair, Pierre one day told her of Rousseau's view, with which he quite agreed, that to have a wet nurse is unnatural and harmful.
He knew the pride and interest taken by that gentleman in his great enterprise, and that he would not be deterred by dangers and difficulties from prosecuting it; much less would he leave the infant establishment without succor and support in the time of trouble.
After the time of trouble and war was over and you went away from my country in the pursuit of your desires, which we, men of the islands, cannot understand, I and my brother became again, as we had been before, the sword-bearers of the Ruler.
In this time of trouble I had two other causes of affliction.
Altogether, this time of trouble was rather a Saturnalian time to Kezia; she could scold her betters with unreproved freedom.
It does not do to gloat, however, and I would like to make a suggestion to help them in their time of trouble.
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Friendship is a priceless gift that cannot be bought or sold, But its value is far greater than a mountain made of gold, For gold is cold and lifeless, it can neither see nor hear, And in time of trouble it is powerless to cheer.
The time of troubles was clearly a formative period in the development of modern Russia.
Dunning, A Short History of Russia's First Civil War: The Time of Troubles and the Founding of the Romanov Dynasty.
Harry Turtledove's THE TIME OF TROUBLES II (1416508996, $26.