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THE STROGANOV CHRONICLE

On the taking of the Siberian land, how to the Pious Sovereign, the Tsar and Great Prince Ivan Vasil'yevich of all Russia,z God granted the Siberian state for the sovereign to rule over, and granted that he should defeat the Sultan of Sibir', Kuchyum son of Murtaza3 and capture alive his son, the khan's heir Mametkul, and how God enlightened that Siberian land by holy baptism and by the holy churches of God and established in it a bishop's throne for an archiepiscopacy.