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Baltic Provinces
The Baltic governorates
Baltic governorates
(Russian: Прибалтийские губернии), originally the Ostsee governorates (German: Ostseegouvernements, Russian: Остзейские губернии), was a collective name for the administrative units of the Russian Empire set up in the territories of Swedish Estonia, Swedish Livonia (1721) and, afterwards, of Duchy of Courland and Semigallia
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Duke George Of Oldenburg
Duke George of Oldenburg
Oldenburg
(9 May 1784 – 27 December 1812) was a younger son of Peter I, Grand Duke of Oldenburg
Oldenburg
and his wife Duchess Frederica of Württemberg. He was a son-in-law of Paul I of Russia through marriage to his daughter Grand Duchess Catherine Pavlovna of Russia
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Landtag
A Landtag
Landtag
(State Diet) is a representative assembly (parliament) in German-speaking countries with legislative authority and competence over a federated state (Land). Landtage assemblies are the legislative bodies for the individual states of Germany
Germany
and states of Austria, and have authority to legislate in non-federal matters for the regional area. Likewise, the Landtag of South Tyrol
Landtag of South Tyrol
(Italian: Consiglio della Provincia autonoma di Bolzano) is the legislature of the autonomous province of South Tyrol
South Tyrol
in northeast Italy
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Third Partition Of Poland
The Third Partition of Poland (1795) was the last in a series of the Partitions of Poland and the land of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth among Prussia, the Austrian Empire, and the Russian Empire which effectively ended Polish–Lithuanian national sovereignty until 1918. Accordingly, the partitioning powers agreed to permanently erase Poland's name from existence in any historical context,[1] including from their respective encyclopedias, in an attempt to curb Polish dissidence and nationalistic fervor. When such sources or legal texts needed to refer to Poland or the Polish people, names of Poland's various historical regions, such as Masovia, were used instead
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Russian Emperor
Tsar
Tsar
(/zɑːr/ or /tsɑːr/) (Old Church Slavonic: ц︢рь [usually written thus with a title] or цар, цaрь), also spelled csar, or czar, is a title used to designate East and South Slavic monarchs or supreme rulers of Eastern Europe. As a system of government in the Tsardom of Russia
Tsardom of Russia
and the Russian Empire, it is known as Tsarist autocracy, or Tsarism
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Saint Petersburg
Saint
Saint
Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, tr. Sankt-Peterburg, IPA: [ˈsankt pʲɪtʲɪrˈburk] ( listen)) is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow, with five million inhabitants in 2012.[9] An important Russian port on the Baltic Sea, it has a status of a federal subject (a federal city). Situated on the Neva
Neva
River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland
Gulf of Finland
on the Baltic Sea, it was founded by Tsar
Tsar
Peter the Great
Peter the Great
on May 27 [O.S. 16] 1703
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Russification
Russification
Russification
(Russian: Русификация), or Russianization, is a form of cultural assimilation process during which non-Russian communities, voluntarily or not, give up their culture and language in favor of the Russian one. In a historical sense, the term refers to both official and unofficial policies of Imperial Russia
Imperial Russia
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
with respect to their national constituents and to national minorities in Russia, aimed at Russian domination. The major areas of Russification
Russification
are politics and culture. In politics, an element of Russification
Russification
is assigning Russian nationals to leading administrative positions in national institutions
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Guberniya
A governorate, or a guberniya (Russian: губе́рния, IPA: [ɡʊˈbʲɛrnʲɪjə]; also romanized gubernia, guberniia, gubernya), was a major and principal administrative subdivision of the Russian Empire
Empire
and the early Russian SFSR and Ukrainian SSR. The term is usually translated as government, governorate, or province. A governorate was ruled by a governor (губернатор, gubernator), a word borrowed from Latin gubernator, in turn from Greek kybernetes. Sometimes the term guberniya was informally used to refer to the office of a governor. Selected governorates were united under an assigned governor general such as Grand Duchy of Finland, Tsardom of Poland, Russian Turkestan and others. There also were military governors such as Kronshtadt, Vladivostok, and others
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Grand Duchy Of Finland
The Grand Duchy of Finland
Finland
(Finnish: Suomen suuriruhtinaskunta, Swedish: Storfurstendömet Finland, Russian: Великое княжество Финляндское, Velikoye knyazhestvo Finlyandskoye; literally "Grand Principality of Finland") was the predecessor state of modern Finland
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Congress Poland
The Kingdom of Poland,[1] informally known as Congress Poland[2] or Russian Poland, was created in 1815 by the Congress of Vienna
Congress of Vienna
as a sovereign state of the Russian part of Poland
Poland
connected by personal union with the Russian Empire
Russian Empire
under the Constitution of the Kingdom of Poland
Poland
until 1832
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Governorate Of Livland
The Governorate of Livonia[1] (Russian: Лифляндская губерния, Liflyandskaya guberniya; German: Gouvernement Livland, Livländisches Gouvernement; Latvian: Vidzemes guberņa, after the Latvian inhabited Vidzeme region) was one of the Baltic governorates of the Russian Empire, now divided between the Republic of Latvia and the Republic of Estonia.Contents1 History 2 Administrative division 3 Languages 4 List of governors 5 See also 6 References and notesHistory[edit]Map of Riga and Reval Lieutenancies, 1783After the capitulation of Estonia and Livonia in 1710, on July 28, 1713 Peter the Great created the Riga Governorate (Russian: Рижская губерния) which also included Smolensk Uyezd, Dorogobuzh Uyezd, Roslavl Uyezd and Vyazma Uyezd of Smolensk Governorate. Sweden formally ceded Swedish Livonia to Russia in 1721 with the Treaty of Nystad
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Reval Governorate
The Governorate of Est(h)onia[1] (Estonian: Eestimaa kubermang) or Duchy of Estonia, also known as the Government of Estonia, was a governorate of the Russian Empire
Russian Empire
in what is now northern Estonia. The Governorate was gained by the Russian Empire
Russian Empire
from Sweden du
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Governorate Of Estland
The Governorate of Est(h)onia[1] (Estonian: Eestimaa kubermang) or Duchy of Estonia, also known as the Government of Estonia, was a governorate of the Russian Empire in what is now northern Estonia. The Governorate was gained by the Russian Empire from Sweden during the Great Northern War in 1721.[2][3] The Russian Tsars held the title Duke of Estonia (Russian: Князь Эстляндский, Knyaz' Estlyandskii), during the Imperial Russian era in English sometimes also referred to as Prince of Estonia.[4] Until the late 19th century the governorate was administered independently by the local Baltic German nobility through a feudal Regional Council (German: Landtag).[5]Contents1 Historical overview 2 Subdivisions 3 Leaders of the Governorate 4 Language 5 See also 6 References 7 Further readingHistorical overview[edit] Initially named the Reval Governorate after the city of Reval, today known as Tallinn, it was created in 1719 out of territories conquered from S
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February Revolution
Revolutionary victory Abdication
Abdication
of Tsar Nicholas II, formation of the Russian Republic Establishment of dual power between the Provisional Government and the Petrograd SovietBelligerents Imperial Government Saint Petersburg
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October Revolution
Bolshevik victoryEnd of Russian Provisional Government, Russian Republic
Russian Republic
and dual power Creation of Soviet Russia The Second All-Russian Congress of Soviets
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Aleksandr Danilovich Menshikov
Great Northern WarBattle of Praga Battle of Kalisz Battle of Holowczyn Battle of Lesnaya Battle of Poltava Surrender at Perevolochna Prince
Prince
Aleksander Danilovich Menshikov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Дани́лович Ме́ншиков; 16 November [O.S. 6 November] 1673 – 23 November [O.S. 12 November] 1729) was a Russian statesman, whose official titles included Generalissimus, Prince
Prince
of the Russian Empire
Russian Empire
and Duke of Izhora (Duke of Ingria), Prince
Prince
of the Holy Roman Empire, Duke of Cosel
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