Ivan Bolotnikov, showed remarkable military talents, becomes the head of continuously increasing forces, which sees it as the king Dmitri governor. Soviet historians were Bolotnikova leader "of the peasant movement," and then, raising the rank of "Peasants' War", a kind of precursor to the October Revolution. Such a view is easy to understand, given that Stalin, stressing that "we Bolsheviks have always been interested by such personalities as Bolotnikov, Razin, Pugachev, and others.", Spoke about the "spontaneous uprising of the peasants against the feudal oppression." Researchers, non binding regulations, point out that the move Bolotnikov participated very little peasants, the bulk were Cossacks (Terek, Yaik, Don), urban residents south-western and central Russia, medium and small nobility of Ryazan (head -Prokopy Lyapunov) , Tula (head languor Pashkov), deserters, defected from the forces thrown against Bolotnikova. Abraham says Palitsin presence among "thieves" of the Crimean and Nogai Tatars.