Ivan Susanin

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Ivan Susanin was a Russian peasant, who, during the Polish occupation of Russia, led Poles away from the hiding place of Tsar Mikhail Romanov, and was killed for this eventually. He was romanticized as a folk hero and portrayed in stage and paintings, most famously in the XIX century opera of the same name by Mikhail Glinka.

Ivan Susanin by Mikhail Glinka[edit]