This list of the monarch
s of Russia
will not necessarily agree with all other sources' lists, because scholars disagree on when the loose confederation
of eastern Slav
princes under a Grand Prince really became a somewhat united Russia. (And because civil wars caused several rulers to have the throne for only a few months.) I'm starting with the earliest Grand Princes; some lists start almost 700 years later with Ivan the Terrible
. Also, many of these monarchs' names can be rendered into English
several different ways (the same ruler being called Fedor, Fyodor, Feodor and Theodore in different works, for example) -- I'm putting common alternate spellings in parentheses.
Mongol-Tatar Yoke, 1240-1480
Grand Princes of Moscow
Time of Troubles
Major sources:"Chronology of Russia" at http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~stephan/Rulers/chron.russia.html;
"A History of Russia," 6th edition, by Nicholas Riasanovsky, 2000.
"Rulers of Russia" at http://members.nbci.com/rushistory/rulers/rusruler.htm
"Michael II of Russia"