Peter the Great


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Peter the Great:

see Peter IPeter I
or Peter the Great,
1672–1725, czar of Russia (1682–1725), major figure in the development of imperial Russia. Early Life

Peter was the youngest child of Czar Alexis, by Alexis's second wife, Natalya Naryshkin.
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Dominic Lieven (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006), 67-91; The Funerals of the Russian Emperors and Empresses," Study Group on Eighteenth-Century Russia Newsletter 31 (2003): 3-8; and Russia in the Age of Peter the Great (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998).
Hughes concentrates on the sights associated with Peter the Great, such as the Cathedral of Peter and Paul and Peter's cabin.
My favorite in the group, though, is Carlyle Brown's The Negro of Peter the Great, a triumph of historical recreation and a little-known story of race with timeless intimations.
Since Peter the Great, predictions about how Moscow and markets will mix have usually been wrong.
Peter Scott, of Midlothian, has two teams flying his Peter The Great banner - one in second spot on 133, the other just two points behind.
The Image of Peter the Great in the Works of Nestor Vasil'evich Kukol'nik.
Peter the Great through British Eyes: Perceptions and Representations of the Tsar since 1698.
To cite one example, Peter the Great is often saluted for having modernized Russia's culture and economy.
There were also fine portraits from the journal of the composers Glinka and Glazunov, by Ilya Repin; illustrations by Benois for Pushkin's tribute-poem to Peter the Great, "The Bronze Horseman"; Serov's portrait of Diaghilev's benefactor, railway tycoon Savva Mamontev; and Mickail Vrubel's Swan Princess, a majestic openwinged swan with silky pinkish plumage and the head of a darkhaired, solemn-eyed Russian beauty.
In 1718 he wrote the poem The Northern Star, dedicated to Peter the Great of Russia, which the tsar acknowledged by ordering a gold medal for Hill (the medal never arrived).
The author divides his study into four periods: early medieval Rus to the Mongol invasion of the mid-twelfth century, the revival of architecture in Novgorod and Muscovy from the fourteenth to seventeenth centuries, the reigns of Peter the Great and his successors from the eighteenth to the early nineteenth centuries, and the modern era from then to the present.
We visit the Cruiser Aurora that fired the first shot in the 1917 revolution, the Peter and Paul Fortress where Peter the Great ordered his son tortured to death, the green and white Winter Palace, home of the Czars and now the Hermitage museum.