Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is descended from the Putin clan who lived in Tver for over 300 years. A common Slavonic name, Vladimir means “ruling with fame” or “regal.”
Tver is a principality of Russia that operated under princely rule from 1252-1485 until the area was conquered by Ivan the Great, the grandfather of Ivan the Terrible (1530-1584).
It was through Ivan the Terrible’s marriage to his first wife, Anastasia Romanovna, that the Romanovs began their three-century rule over Russia that would last until the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.
A Capsule History of Russia
by David T. Koyzi
for the use of students in POL 265, Russian Government and Politics, at Redeemer University College
Prince of Tver