Ivan Susanin. Historical Portrait


Many people even don't believe this historical figure ever existed. But no one in places, where famous heroic deed is believed to take place, ever doubted that Ivan Susanin was a reality.

Name of Ivan Susanin has become a common noun in Russia. Many people even don't believe this historical figure ever existed. But no one in places, where famous heroic deed is believed to take place, ever doubted that Ivan Susanin was a reality. Large and swampy even in winter Isupovskoe bog spread out close to Susanino village in Kostroma village still represents an unpredictable place. It was there that according to legend Poland enemies and Susanin himself perished by leading them to swamp to rescue Tsar Mikhail Romanov. RTG TV presenter Irina Pudova never doubts that if it were not her faithful guide, the walk around swamp premises would have been really dangerous.