GREENWICH, a south-eastern metropolitan borough of London, England, bounded N.
On the 16th of January 1547, he was crowned the first Russian tsar by the metropolitan of Moscow; on the 3rd of February in the same year he selected as his wife from among the virgins gathered from all parts of Russia for his inspection, Anastasia Zakharina-Koshkina, the scion of an ancient and noble family better known by its later name of Romanov.
On the 3rd of January 1565 he declared in an open letter addressed to the metropolitan his intention to abdicate.
Their first and most notable victim was Philip, the saintly metropolitan of Moscow, who was strangled for condemning the oprichina as an unchristian institution, and refusing to bless the tsar (1569).
1330); but though some successors were nominated it seems probable that no second metropolitan ever actually occupied the seat.