Ivan Groznyy II: Boyarsky zagovor

and agrees to pay duties for the
transit of goods via the Baltic

to the great Hanseatic League
of the German merchant towns

The Grand Duke of Moscow
has reconsidered his decision

He has concluded the treaty with
the Order of Livonian Knights

Someone has certainly been
lining Shuisky's pockets

The Hansa!
It was the Boyar Council's

The Grand Duke is free to annul
the council's decisions

But he has pledged his word
The Grand Duke is the sole
arbiter of his word

He gives it or rescinds it
as he pleases

It is the Grand Duke's will
which constitutes the law

But the will of the Grand Duke
is to conclude a treaty
with the Hansa

The Grand Duke's will
is to concede the privileges

to the Livonian Order
The Grand Duke's will is law!
We must pay the Hansa!
No, we'll pay the Livonians!
The Hansa will be more
profitable to the State!

You mean more profitable
to yourself!

And you have been bribed
by the Livonians!