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Fedot Afansev syn Kotov
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Fedot (some sources give his name as ‘Fedor’) Kotov was an affluent Moscow merchant who traded with Middle Eastern and Asian countries. Some scholars surmise that he was a descendant of an ancient merchant clan engaged in international trade and the collection of customs duties. He is first mentioned in documents dated to 1617 and 1619, which name him as one of the Russ…

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Sukina, Liudmila, “Fedot Afansev syn Kotov”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 01 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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