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strelitz

(ˈstrɛlɪts)
n
a Russian soldier armed with firearms in the 16th and 17th centuries
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During the suppression of the Streltsy Rebellion, Peter had executed several hundred people on Moscow's major square in one day.
Thus, in his Kratkoi Rossiiskoi letopisets (Short Russian Chronicle [1760]) Lomonosov mentioned "the obstacles, disappointments, and dangers" encountered by Peter the Great "from the streltsy, raskol'niki, and other detractors.
Some of the scenes Eisenstein projected for the film Moscow also had this potential, particularly those for his coverage of Peter the Great: one of drunken revelry on the ice, and the other where the execution of the streltsy (members of a military corps) was to be depicted as, in his words, 'grosse Fleischerei' (great butchery).