Vasily Borisovich Sheremetev

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Vasily Borisovich Sheremetev (Russian: Василий Борисович Шереметев) (1622-1682) was a Russian military commander. Boyar since 1653, voivode of Smolensk (1656-1658), later of Kiev (1658-1660?). One of Russian commanders during the Russo-Polish War (1654–1667); he fought in the battle of Ochmatów (1655) and the battle of Cudnów (1660). Taken prisoner by the Tatars for more than 20 years, he died in Russia.