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On December 12, 1801, 23-year-old Tsar Alexander I issued an ukaz. This particular decree was not something historians have considered extremely significant in the scheme of Alexander’s reign, but it merits attention for a few reasons.
As Europe boiled and revolutions fomented, the rulers of Russia, Austria, and Prussia granted themselves the authority to invade other countries in order to maintain calm and protect the power of the ruling monarchs.
Catherine I finds herself at a turning point upon the death of her husband, Peter the Great.
How a progressive regiment was crushed by a single, petty man.
The world's novel coronavirus emergency response is, it turns out, not so novel.
Ivan the Terrible, notorious not only for being terrible, but also for killing his eldest son, may have finally found his heir.
An unexpected discovery in a library sends the author on an enthralling historical excursion.
Stepping through hundreds of years of history, we look back at signal events that have occurred in these fall months.
On June 28, 1762, Catherine (born Sofia Frederika Augusta), the German wife of a weakened tsar, seized Russian throne. She soon earned the appellation "the Great."
Late July and early August were busy times in 1914: not only was Russia's own heir apparent celebrating his 10th birthday, the world was devolving into the military chaos of World War I.
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