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1. 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
2. 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
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. 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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