Ivan is planning an attack on our flank.
Thus, for want of funds, Alexander was unable to assist the Grand Master of the Order of the Sword against Muscovite aggression, or prevent Tsar Ivan III.
After this, Ivan was obliged to help himself as best he could.
Personally, Ivan was tall and well-made, with high shoulders and a broad chest.
The same society which produced his infamous favourites also produced St Philip of Moscow, and by refusing to listen to St Philip Ivan sank below even the not very lofty moral standard of his own age.
"It's all very well for you, Ivan Sidorych, to talk," said the first tradesman angrily.