Viceroy of Muscovy: What colony? Who was he?

Viceroy, one who rules a country or province as the representative of his sovereign or king and who is empowered to act in the sovereign’s name. Viceroy (virrey) was the title given to the principal governors of Spain’s American colonies, as well as to the governors of the “kingdoms” (reinos) of peninsular Spain proper (e.g., Aragon, Valencia).
A viceroy is an official who runs a polity in the name of and as the representative of the monarch of the territory. The term derives from the Latin prefix vice-, meaning "in the place of" and the French word roy, meaning "king".
I remember running into this Viceroy of Muscovy flag a while ago.


Today I've run into the same flag in Google Images.


Description: 'Viceroy of Muscovy', 1838. From A Display of the Naval Flags of All Nations. Collected from the Best Authorities. [Fisher, Son, & Co., London, 1838]
We can also see it as flag #154 in this 1832 pub.


This made me wonder in what colony Muscovy/Moscovy had its own Viceroy. Was thinking about Alaska, but... wouldn't it be the Viceroy of Russia instead of Muscovy?
  • Grand Duchy of Moscow (1263–1547):
    • The Grand Duchy of Moscow also known in English simply as Muscovy was a Rus' principality of the Late Middle Ages centered on Moscow, and the predecessor state of the Tsardom of Russia in the early modern period.
    • It was ruled by the Rurik dynasty, who had ruled Rus' since the foundation of Novgorod in 862.
  • Tsardom of Russia (1547–1721):
    • The Tsardom of Russia also externally referenced as the Tsardom of Muscovy, was the centralized Russian state from the assumption of the title of Tsar by Ivan IV in 1547 until the foundation of the Russian Empire by Peter I in 1721.
  • Russian Empire (1721–1917):
    • The Russian Empire was a historical empire that extended across Eurasia and North America from 1721, following the end of the Great Northern War, until the Republic was proclaimed by the Provisional Government that took power after the February Revolution of 1917.
  • Russian America (1799–1867):
    • Russian America was the name of the Russian colonial possessions in North America (namely Alaska) from 1799 to 1867.
    • Source
Question #1: Why do we have a flag of the Viceroy of Muscovy in 1832-38?
  • Muscovy (in any shape or form) ceased to exist in 1721.
Question #2: What Russian colony other than Alaska (and may be California) do we know?

Question #3: What was the name of the Viceroy of Muscovy?

1894 source: In Furthest Ind. The Narrative of Mr. Edward Carlyon of the Honourable East India Company's Service.


Hmm... what?

KD: This is probably my ignorance but I have no clue what this is all about. I tried to google the info out but that did not produce any info.
  • This "Viceroy of Muscovy" thing... could it be that Russia was itself a colony of some other country?
  • Is there a difference between these two:
    • Viceroy of Muscovy
    • Viceroy from Muscovy
  • Do we have any names of the people who might have served as Viceroys of/from Muscovy.
    • What colony could/would it be?
  • When did they start and stop using this flag?
Update: Found the below excerpt in this 1878 pub.
  • Description of the Land of the Samoyeds in Tartary, Recently Brought Under the Dominion of the Muscoviters
    • Translated from the Russian Language in the Year 1609 : with an Account of the Search After and Discovery of the New Passage Or Strait in the North West to the Empires of China & Cathay; and a Memorial Presented to the King of Spain Concerning the Discovery and Situation of the Land Called Australia Incognita
What do we not know about some unknown country of Samoyed People that would/could require a Viceroy of Muscovy being present there?
I found out that Arnhem has a Moscova
cemitary. Why?
With all nobles buried?

Arnhem was a Hanze city (trading with Russia and Germany)
I found out that alleged Napoleon and Hitler and allied English bombings all were after the Hanze and trading cities of Holland to destroy.

The year 1876 derails with the known existing Hanze trading in the medieval time, but it completely fits in the 1776 Nicolaas Witsen trading with Russia and the visit of Peter the great, where it made both Russia and Amsterdam (and Germany?) rich.

I am starting to think, that the Russian, Dutch, German, French (? Not sure) alliance were not about to set foot on the rediscovered America's, but by whom? The Brits? The jews?

I am trying to stitch this story in my head because I find it important to my personal timeline. I like Russia.
The Dutch are sent to a catch 22 situation with Russia with that MH17 event while everything points out that we had ages of excellent relations with Russia and we even had a a Russian queen
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