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There are 13 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Peter the Great".

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1. No Shortage of Soup and Porridge!

Seven types of kasha to last you all winter

Tags: New Year, peter the great, alexander iii, peasants, kasha, soup, russian food, food
2. 13 Massive Russian Monuments You Need to See

In which we share some of Russia's big monuments (and moments) – from ice battles to DNA in stone and steel.

Tags: Volgograd, science, space, arctic, great patriotic war, lenin, alexander nevsky, Moscow, peter the great, memory, Memorial, soviet era, soviet union, soviet
3. Russian History in 13 Unusual Memorials

A time-travelling tour of Russia from aristocats to nosy bureaucrats

Tags: Yekaterinburg, murmansk, cheese, great patriotic war, novosibirsk, Nizhny Novgorod, samara, cat, elizabeth, peter the great, kopeck, wooly mammoth, Gogol, monuments, Memorial
4. New Year, New Coffee

Most people will associate Russia and Russians with tea, yet coffee is not some sort of Ivan-Come-Lately to Mother Russia.

Tags: peter the great, coffee
5. Aleksashka in the Halls of Power

On this day 345 years ago, Alexander Menshikov was born into a poor peasant family. No one could have predicted to what heights he would rise.

Tags: peter the great, history
By Tamara Eidelman
6. Peter the Great, Emperor of All Russia

What do you have to do as Russian tsar to be remembered as "Great"? You can start by reforming the government, social structure, customs, language, and, well, everything else.

Tags: peter the great, st. petersburg, russia, history, reform, traditions, literature, dostoyevsky
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
7. Heir Abhorrent

On February 3, 1718, Emperor Peter I issued a manifesto depriving Alexei, his son by his first wife, of the right to succeed him to the throne.

Tags: peter the great, Catherine the Great, romanovs
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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

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