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Vasily Poznyakov
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Vassily Poznyakov, Vasiliĭ Pozniakov

Date of Birth: Unknown; before 1550

Place of Birth: Smolensk, Russia

Date of Death: Unknown

Place of Death: Unknown


Little is known about Vasily (Vassily) Poznyakov’s life apart from his 1558-61 journey to the East, which was recorded in Khozhdenie na vostok gosti͡a Vasili͡a Pozni͡akova . Originally a merchant from Smolensk who traded in Moscow, he was sent on a diplomatic mission …

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Yermolenko, Galina, “Vasily Poznyakov”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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