Boris meaning the name and the interpretation of the name. Boris - a diminutive version of Borislav - a fighter for glory (Art. Slav.).
Name days, patron saints. August 6 (July 24) - Holy Martyr Prince Boris. Boris and Gleb - sons of sv. Prince Vladimir, they were distinguished from childhood by their piety and brotherly love for one another; they spread the faith of Christ among the pagans in Rostov and Murom; in 1015 they were killed by their older brother Svyatopolk the Accursed.
Superstitions, omens, customs. Boris and Gleb are menacing, thunderstorms burn socks, so they tried not to leave the field: "Do not fight for Gleb and Boris." "Boris-Gleb - ripe bread."
Zodiac name - Aries. The planet Mars. The color of the name is purple. Auspicious tree - mulberry. The cherished plant is the iris.
Patron name. - cuckoo. Stone-talisman - amethyst.
Diminutive forms. Boria, Boriska, Boryusha, Boryukha, Boryaha, Bob.
Middle name. Borisovich, Borisovna, razg. Borisych
Name and character. Boris is a sanguine person, who basically hides it and keeps it dry, even haughty.Given that Boris is a terrible energetic vampire, he gives off very strong energy flows when his curiosity is awakened, when a person or a situation has interested him. And to interest means to give an opportunity to show your importance. Boris’s will is very strong, if not despotic. He has an instant reaction. He is objective, ready to give everything for the idea, even to sacrifice the happiness of loved ones. As a rule, Boris acts under the influence of inspiration, which helps him brilliantly solve the most complex problems.
Name in history and literature. Boris Fedorovich Godunov, tsar and grand prince of all Russia, was born around 1551, took the throne on February 21, 1598, died on April 13, 1605. Boris began serving at the court of Grozny, was a friend of the Tsar's wedding with Marfa Vasilievna Sobakina. Around 1571, Boris strengthened his position at the court by marrying the daughter of Malyuta Skuratov-Belsky, Marya Grigorievna. In 1578, Boris became already Kravchim, and when, in 1580, Grozny chose Boris's sister, Irina, as Tsarevich Theodor's wife, Boris was granted a favor in the boyars. In 1581, the king, in a fit of anger, struck his lethal son Ivan with the deadly blow.There is news that Godunov interceded for the Tsarevich and was wounded by the Terrible; Boris's opponents told the king that Boris was pretending to be sick, but Tsar Ivan, visiting the patient at home, learned the truth and punished the slanderers. After the death of Grozny, with his weak successor, the boyars received great importance. Fearing intrigue in favor of Tsarevich Dimitri, the rulers immediately after the death of Grozny removed the juvenile prince with his mother and her relatives Nagami in Uglich, appointed to Dimitry as his father. Boris, the brother-in-law of Tsar Feo-Dora, at his wedding on May 31, 1584, was showered with favors. Now he had no more rivals: he achieved such a power that none of his subjects had. Everything that was done by the Moscow government was done at the behest of Boris. He became the real ruler of the state and with his prudence peculiar to him, forced the boy-son to take part in receptions of ambassadors and so on, as if trying to show him the heir of his power. Foreign policy was distinguished by caution and a predominantly peaceful direction, since Boris, by his nature, did not like risky enterprises, and the country after Grozny needed the world.
During the reign of Boris, the fortification of Moscow by the construction of the White City (in 1586) was strengthened and the stone walls of Smolensk were erected, which served a great service in the Time of Troubles. The establishment of the patriarchate (1589) dates back to the reign of Boris, which equalized the primate of the Russian church with the ecumenical eastern patriarchs and gave him primacy before the Kiev metropolitan.
The internal policy of a smart ruler was aimed at restoring order and justice, restoring power and well-being. The country has already begun to “take comfort from a great grief and live quietly and serenely”. In the mutual struggle of classes, Boris sided with the petty servicemen. Contemporaries talk about the "annoyance" of his "greatest". This was manifested in the political sphere as well - Boris gave the course to "horned" businessmen and servicemen, removing "aristocratic" people - and in the economic.
In 1591 an event occurred that had a great influence on the fate of Boris: on May 15, Prince Dimitrii died in Uglich, and the inhabitants of Uglich killed people suspected of having killed the prince. The investigative commission found out that Dimitri, who suffered from a falling sickness, playing a poke, fell into a knife and fell apart in a fit. Popular rumor blamed Boris for the murder.Whether Boris is to blame for the Tsarevich's premature death remains dark until now, but all seven years of his reign and the very memory of him were darkened by suspicions.