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Ivan Ivanovych Iskra (Ukrainian language: Іван Іванович Іскра ) (died July 14, 1708) was a colonel of Poltava (1696–1703). Iskra belonged to the anti-Hetmanate coalition led by Vasily Kochubey. In late 1707, Kochubey and Iskra delivered a letter to the Tsar's court that accused Ivan Mazepa of initiating talks with Stanislaus Leszczynski of Poland and Charles XII of Sweden.

Peter I did not believe the letter and beheaded them both. Later when the Tsar realized that they were correct, they were reburied near the Refectory Church in Kiev Pechersk Monastery.[1]


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