[god-n-awf, goo d-; Russian guh-doo-nawf]
- Bo·ris Fe·do·ro·vich [bawr-is fi-dawr-uh-vich, bohr-, bor-; Russian buh-ryees fyaw-duh-ruh-vyich] /ˈbɔr ɪs fɪˈdɔr ə vɪtʃ, ˈboʊr-, ˈbɒr-; Russian bʌˈryis ˈfyɔ də rə vyɪtʃ/, 1552–1605, regent of Russia 1584–98 and czar 1598–1605.
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Theodore left everything to the council,—duma, consisting of boyards whom Godunov held in the hollow of his hand.The Story of Moscow
Godunov encouraged English merchants to trade with Russia by exempting them from tolls.
- Boris Fyodorovich (baˈris ˈfjɔdərəvitʃ). ?1551–1605, Russian regent (1584–98) and tsar (1598–1605)