Peter the Great

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czar of Russia who introduced ideas from western Europe to reform the government

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Under Katharina the Great, St Petersburg finally became the thriving metropolis which Peter the Great had dreamed of: a "Venice of the North", a city of the arts, the sciences and literature.
Wirtschafter argues that Westernization, which was launched under Peter the Great and continued to strengthen during the reign of his successors, became an integral part of the Russian monarchical tradition.
Tsar Peter the Great executed his wife's lover and forced her to keep his head in a jar of alcohol in her bedroom.
The Tsar's Dwarf" is the tale of young Sorine, a Danish dwarf sent to serve in the court of Tsar Peter the Great.
Page & Moy's tour kicks off with a trip to the Summer Palace - the private residence of Peter the Great from 1710-1714.
THE STOLEN PRINCE: GANNIBAL, ADOPTED SON OF PETER THE GREAT, GREAT-GRANDFATHER OF ALEXANDER PUSHKIN, AND EUROPE'S FIRST BLACK INTELLECTUAL is perhaps most startling for the final five words in its subtitle: a black intellectual in early Europe?
GLENDALE -- They traveled to the city of Pushkin and Peter the Great with ideas to change society for the better, rubbed elbows with eight of the most powerful leaders in the world and got a front-row seat to geopolitics just as war broke out in the Middle East.
1672: Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia, was born in Moscow.
What's beyond question is that our hero became a favourite of Peter the Great who, among his other enthusiasms, collected "freaks" for his "all-mad, all-joking, all drunken assembly".
The history of the modern dacha began with Peter the Great, who gave suburban tracts of land to nobles along the road leading from St.
The renewed political absolutism will no doubt have its impact on the Orthodox Church whose Patriarch has acted all along as the head of a department of state as has been the historical tradition in Russia, especially from Peter the Great (1672-1725) onu'ards.
In this stimulating volume, scholars from Britain, Ireland, Italy, and the United States explore various aspects of St Petersburg's history during the 'long eighteenth century', from its foundation by Peter the Great in 1703 to the abortive Decembrist revolt in 1825.
PETER the Great is back and defending All-Ireland champions Tyrone stayed on course to retain their title after an emphatic victory over the Tribesmen at Croke Park yesterday.
He ordered the 26,000-ton cruiser Peter the Great (the pride of the northern fleet with 2 nuclear reactors and 20 nuclear missile launchers) to return to dock at an unspecified location and gave its crew two weeks to fix the flaws he had discovered during an inspection.