Putyata

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This article is about first tysyatsky of Novgorod. For the Russian military officer, see D. V. Putyata.

Putyata (Russian: Путята) was the first tysyatsky of Novgorod whose name is found in Slavonic chronicles. According to the Ioachim Chronicle, he was active during the reign of Vladimir the Great and forced the Novgorodians to accept Christian faith "by sword", while the posadnik Dobrynya forced them into Christianity "by fire".

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1: This article incorporates material from the public domain 1906 Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary.