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Ilya Repin. Tsarevna Sophia Alexeevna in the Novodevitchy Convent. 1879. Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. More. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]

Ilya Repin. Tsarevna Sophia Alexeevna  in the Novodevitchy Convent.
Sophia Alexeevna Romanova (1657-1704), daughter of Tzar Alexey Mikhailovich (1629-1676), sister of Ioann V Alexeevich and step-sister of Peter I the Great. As a guardian of two young tzars (Ioann V and Peter I) she was a governor of Russia in 1682-89. In a bid to become sole ruler, she plotted against Peter I. As a result, he overthrew her and put her into the Novodevichy convent. Her supporters were executed

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