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11. The Other Catherine: 7 Facts About Russia's First Empress

Catherine I held the title of Empress 40 years before her more famous, “Great” namesake. As the first woman to rule Russia, she had great qualities of her own.

Tags: imperial russia, petrine russia, peter the great, Catherine I, Russia
By Alice E.M. Underwood
12. Voronezh

Kristina Brazhnikova acquaints us with the southern city of Voronezh, which straddles its reservoir (once a river).

Tags: Black Earth, Peter the Great, navy
By Kristina Brazhnikova
13. Peter's Reform

On April 26, 1715, Peter I published his Military Statute, which remained in effect until the mid-nineteenth century.

Tags: military, history, peter the great
14. Reform Begins

Today it is hard to imagine the revolutionary atmosphere that pervaded the Soviet Union in March and April of 1985.

Tags: military, history, peter the great
15. Happy New Year!

The New Year is Russia’s biggest holiday. But where does it come from – and why does it look so suspiciously like Western Christmas?

Tags: russia, holiday, holidays, peter the great, communists, bolsheviks, new year's eve
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
16. Perks and Perils of Being the Tsar's Favorite

How do you get from pie-seller to tsar’s favorite? Mostly by being a brilliant strategist – but having a tsar willing to turn a blind eye to your corruption helps, too.

Tags: russia, st. petersburg, peter the great, menshikov, russian architecture, russian history, history
By Eugenia Sokolskaya

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