Ivan Groznyy II: Boyarsky zagovor

God in his wisdom decreed
that Lithuania, Poland

and the Baltic States should
serve as the outposts of Europe

in order that the civilized
nations of the West

might be protected from
the Muscovite barbarians

They say the Muscovites
eat children alive

Russian soil is fertile.
The herds are well-fed

The sub-soil conceals
inexhaustible riches

Of course, the Russians
have to be kept down

But a strong man on the throne
of Moscow would shatter

the most cherished dreams of
all the European sovereigns

We need the dim-witted
Vladimir Staritsky

We must support the rebel boyars
The solitary reins of absolute
power must be wrenched

from the Tsar and returned
to the feudal princes

We must destroy the unity
of Ivan's Russia

Once that has been done,
the Christian kings will embark
on a new crusade

We will force the Muscovite
to serve the West

We will drive the Russians out
of Europe

and force them back
to their Asian steppes

Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah!
Tsar Ivan is on his way
back to Moscow!