Moscow Articles of 1665
The Moscow Articles of 1665 was an agreement signed on 11 October, 1665 between the Left-Bank Ukrainian Hetman Ivan Briukhovetsky and the Muscovites.
The treaty put Left-Bank Ukraine under the control of the Russian Tsar. The terms of the agreements were:
- Muscovite military governors were to take control of all military, administrative, and fiscal power
- Increased number of Muscovite troops in Ukraine, and the obligation to feed and maintain them
- Muscovite garrisons in all major towns: Chernihiv, Pereiaslav, Nizhen, Poltava, Kremenchuk, Novhorod-Siverskyi, Oster, Kyiv, Kaniv, and Kodak
- Taxes collected and put in the Tsar's treasury
- The Ukrainian Orthodox Church was made subordinate to the Patriarch of Moscow
This agreement was largely viewed in Ukraine unfavorably as treason, and is one of the reasons for Hetman Briukhovetsky's murder by a kozak mob.