The first Tsar of Russia, Ivan the Terrible (1530-1584), was one of the worst tyrants in world history with a penchant for mass murder. He even surpassed Henry VIII by having eight wives. As a child he tortured small animals. One of these childhood acts lives on today in ignominy. What was this?

Answer: He was rumored to have thrown ten puppies off the walls of the Kremlin.

Source: Ivan the Terrible by Henri Troyat; General Historical Texts

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