Shortly after arriving in Grantville, Boris Ivanovich Petrov and Vladimir Gorchakov learned that Patriarch Filaret was not destined to live long and had aspirin pills sent to him to prolong his health. Upon Petrov's return to Russia, he consulted with Filaret about the Patriarch's history, the Butterfly Effect, the reason he chose the below average Bernie Zeppi (he was the best they could get) and the decision to fund a think tank that was to be under the exclusive contract of the Gorchakov family. Filaret agreed to grant the latter full privileges. He also agreed to make Petrov a candidate for the Grantville section of the embassy bureau, but warned Petrov that the position was fraught with risk and could affect Petrov's career if he failed. Also, Filaret and his son Czar Mikhail ensured that Bernie Zeppi would not leave Russian territory.
He was a strong proponent of war with the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. When he became ill in the winter of 1634, much of the heart went out of the war faction.
In October of 1635, he was shot to death by Nikon and two other priests. However, Mikhail was told that he had died from a stroke. Filaret had had a series of minor strokes, and Mikhail could believe that he might have had a fatal one. However, he could not help the belief that Fedor Ivanovich Sheremetev, who Filaret did not wholeheartedly support, had one of his agents get close enough to the patriarch to help the stroke along.
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|Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia|
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