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    born in Moscow in --- from a distinguished family of the Russian nobility which traced its ancestry back to the 12th century. By the time he was 14, he had installed himself in the vibrant and raucous intellectual youth culture of the capital, Saint Petersburg. In 1820 he published his first long poem, Ruslan and Lyudmila, amidst much controversy about its subject and style.

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    The Furry Guards of the Hermitage Museum

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    Winter Palace, is an extravagantly decorated museum of monumental size that possesses numerous impressive features; ¨1,786 doors, 1,945 windows and 1,057 elegantly and lavishly decorated halls and rooms, many of which are open to the public¨ (St. Petersburg Online). It is home to millions of priceless works of art from the prehistoric Paleolithic Era and Iron Ages to modern pieces created by current artists (The State Hermitage Museum). The museum was founded by Catherine the Great in 1764 when she

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    Essay on Peter the Great

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    advantage of Persia's weakness and invade the Caspian region in 1722. In 1723 Persia surrendered the western and southern shores of the Caspian to Russia in return for military aid. Peter the Great was tsar of Russia until 1725. He died in Saint Petersburg, Russia on February 8, 1725. He had left an empire that had stretched from Arkhangelsk on the White Sea to the Caspian, to the Baltic Sea, and to the Pacific Ocean. He had not nominated anyone despite the fact that he had back in 1722 issued

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    Rasputin's influence on the Romanov's

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    Rasputin then began his journey of religious mysticism. In December of 1093, Rasputin moved to the then capital of Russia, St. Petersburg from his hometown of Pokrovskoye, Siberia which is about 1,700 miles to the east. Once settled in St. Petersburg, Rasputin began to meet with other mystics and theologians such as Saint John of Kronstadt and Ivan Stragorodsky. Saint John of Kronstadt and Ivan Stragorodsky were both well know Russian Orthodox theologians and religious figures. Rasputin was soon

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    Rivers had been playing an important role in the life of Russian cities since olden times. It served as the main transport and trade routes, sources of water and food for the population. Novgorod got a worldwide reputation as a center of medieval trade precisely because of the Volkhov River, which was an important link in trade route "from the Varangians to the Greeks". This historical era of Veliky Novgorod enough detail in the scientific literature, but it can not be said about the history of Novgorod

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    Decembrist Uprising Russian rebels did not like how the monarchy had all the power and the peasants were very poorly treated. It also started because some tsar heir was supposed to become tsar, only he married a woman who did not have enough royal blood so they changed it. This was related to the western world because they wanted to have a revolution like France and Britain. Only, they split into two groups, one went to the south in Kiev, they were the group who wanted a republic as a government

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    Peter the Great: A Positive Role Model

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    Up to the 1700s, Russia made little advancement in technology or economy. The majority of the vast country was still living in medieval conditions, otherwise known as the Dark Ages, in which most were not educated and the army consisted of drafted villagers (Trueman, “Military Reform”). While many of the European countries had voyagers and aspiring scientists, Russia was falling behind. Peter the Great rose to make a change in Russian history. He proved himself as an ambitious leader and is a positive

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    The Russian Revolution of 1917

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    (Britannica).” The Russian Revolution began in 1917 and consisted of two periods of revolts; the February Revolution and the October Revolution. It has been said that the 1905 Russian Revolution prompted the February Revolution due to “the massacre is Saint Petersburg, Russia known as Bloody Sunday. A council of wo... ... middle of paper ... ...ns change history whether it is positive or negative. In the case of the Russian Revolution things could have been avoided or done differently however because of

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    testaments to this lasting influence, such as the increased public institution in the Soviet Union and the Russian federation. Places such as Moscow State University, date back to the time in which Peter the Great ruled. Peter the Great also founded Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1703. Additionally, in 1725 (the year of his death), an academy of the sciences was also established there. Peter the Great, was, as his name implies, “great”. He made many accomplishments during his lifetime including expanding Russia’s

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    Catherine the Great

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    Catherine the Great BORN: May 2, 1729 in Stettin, Prussia (now Szczecin, Poland) DIED: November 6, 1796 near Saint Petersburg, Russia [IMAGE] A Russian Empress for thirty-four years, during which Russia became a world super-power. When Catherine II, seized the Russian throne from her less-than-perfect husband, Peter III, she had absolutely no right to it! She wasn't even born a Russian, nor was her name Catherine at first. In fact, her birth name was Sophia Augusta Fredericka

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