After Ivan the Terrible donated a golden salary for the icon of the Trinity, Andrei Rublev, he declared war on the Livonian Order and lost the war, at first he was doing well, and then everything went wrong, after which he returned to Muscovy and began harsh repressions and murders of innocent people (oprichnina), and then died.
We see a parallel:
On July 16, 2022, Andrei Rublev’s “Trinity” was taken from the Tretyakov Gallery to the Trinity-Sergius Lavra. I think that only Putin could have given such an order, at the request of their chief priest Kirill Gundyaev. He probably convinced Putin that this would help him in the war with Ukraine.
The icon was provided for worship despite the protests of the restorers. The icon was placed in the Trinity Cathedral of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra during the celebrations in honor of the 600th anniversary of the relics of St. Sergius of Radonezh, scheduled for July 17 and 18. It was only at the end of 2022 that the icon was returned to the Tretyakov Gallery.
“You have to be careful with God, because it will be like Ivan the Terrible. God does not need sacrifices at the hands of a murderer, it will not save him.