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Peter I Of Russia
Peter the Great
Peter the Great
(Russian: Пётр Вели́кий, tr. Pyotr Velikiy, IPA: [ˈpʲɵtr vʲɪˈlʲikʲɪj]), Peter I (Russian: Пётр I, tr. Pyotr I, IPA: [ˈpʲɵtr ˈpʲɛrvɨj]) or Peter Alexeyevich (Russian: Пётр Алексе́евич, IPA: [ˈpʲɵtr ɐlʲɪˈksʲejɪvʲɪtɕ]; 9 June [O.S. 30 May] 1672 – 8 February [O.S. 28 January] 1725)[a] ruled the Tsardom of Russia
Tsardom of Russia
and later the Russian Empire
Russian Empire
from 7 May (O.S. 27 April) 1682 until his death in 1725, jointly ruling before 1696 with his elder half-brother, Ivan V. Through a number of successful wars, he expanded the Tsardom into a much larger empire that became a major European power
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Naryshkin Family
The Naryshkin family (Russian: Нарышкины) was a Moscow boyar family of Tatar
Tatar
descent,[1][2] going back to a certain Mordko Kurbat Naryshko, a Crimean Tatar, who moved to Moscow in the 15th century.[3] It became allied to the ruling house in 1671 when the great beauty Natalia Naryshkina
Natalia Naryshkina
(daughter of Kirill Poluektovich Naryshkin) married Alexis of Russia, later becoming the mother of Peter the Great
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Smolensk
Smolensk
Smolensk
(Russian: Смоленск, IPA: [smɐˈlʲɛnsk] ( listen)) is a city and the administrative center of Smolensk
Smolensk
Oblast, Russia, located on the Dnieper River, 360 kilometers (220 mi) west-southwest of Moscow. Population: 326,861 (2010 Census);[5] 325,137 (2002 Census);[10] 341,483 (1989 Census).[11] The walled city in the center of Smolensk
Smolensk
(along with the outskirts) was destroyed several times throughout its long history because it was on the invasion routes of both Napoleon
Napoleon
and Hitler
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The Enlightenment
The Enlightenment
The Enlightenment
(also known as the Age of Enlightenment
Age of Enlightenment
or the Age of Reason;[1] in French: le Siècle des Lumières, lit. '"the Century of Lights"'; and in German: Aufklärung, "Enlightenment")[2] was an intellectual and philosophical movement that dominated the world of ideas in Europe during the 18th century, "The Century of Philosophy".[3] The Enlightenment
The Enlightenment
included a range of ideas centered on reason as the primary source of authority and legitimacy and came to advance ideals like liberty, progress, tolerance, fraternity, constitutional government and separation of church and state.[4][5] In France, the central doctrines of the Enlightenment philosophers were individual liberty and religious tolerance, in opposition to an absolute monarchy and the fixed dogmas of the Roman Catholic Church
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By The Grace Of God
By the Grace of God
God
( Latin
Latin
Dei Gratia, abbreviated D.G.) is an introductory part of the full styles of a monarch historically considered to be ruling by divine right, not a title in its own right. In the United Kingdom, for example, the phrase was added to the royal style in 1521 and has continued to be used to this day
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Kiev
Kiev
Kiev
(/ˈkiːɛf, -ɛv/ KEE-ef, -ev)[10] or Kyiv (Ukrainian: Київ, translit. Kyiv [ˈkɪjiu̯] ( listen); Old East Slavic: Кыѥвъ, translit. Kyjev; Polish: Kijów Polish pronunciation: [ˈkʲijuf]; Russian: Киев, translit. Kiyev [ˈkʲiɪf]) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper. The population in July 2015 was 2,887,974[2] (though higher estimated numbers have been cited in the press),[11] making Kiev
Kiev
the 7th most populous city in Europe.[12] Kiev
Kiev
is an important industrial, scientific, educational, and cultural centre of Eastern Europe
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Vladimir, Russia
Vladimir (Russian: Владимир, IPA: [vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr] ( listen)) is a city and the administrative center of Vladimir Oblast, Russia, located on the Klyazma River, 200 kilometers (120 mi) to the east of Moscow. It is served by a railway and the M7 motorway. Population: 345,373 (2010 Census);[8] 315,954 (2002 Census);[12] 349,702 (1989 Census).[13]Contents1 History1.1 Foundation date controversy 1.2 Golden Age 1.3 Decline 1.4 Soviet period2 Administrative and municipal status 3 Economy and military 4 Transport 5 Climate 6 Sightseeing 7 Education 8 Sports 9 Twin towns and sister cities 10 Notable people 11 References11.1 Notes 11.2 Sources12 Further reading 13 External linksHistory[edit] Vladimir was one of the medieval capitals of Russia, with significant buildings surviving from the 12th century
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Novgorod
Veliky Novgorod
Veliky Novgorod
(Russian: Вели́кий Но́вгород, IPA: [vʲɪˈlʲikʲɪj ˈnovɡərət]), also known as Novgorod the Great, or Novgorod Veliky, or just Novgorod, is one of the most important historic cities in Russia,[15] which serves as the administrative center of Novgorod Oblast. It is situated on the M10 federal highway connecting Moscow
Moscow
and St. Petersburg. The city lies along the Volkhov River
Volkhov River
just downstream from its outflow from Lake Ilmen. UNESCO
UNESCO
recognized Novgorod as a World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
in 1992
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Kazan
Kazan
Kazan
(Russian: Каза́нь, IPA: [kɐˈzanʲ]; Tatar: Казан) is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. With a population of 1,143,535, it is the sixth most populous city in Russia.[8] Kazan
Kazan
lies at the confluence of the Volga and Kazanka Rivers in European Russia
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Astrakhan
Astrakhan
Astrakhan
(Russian: Астрахань, IPA: [ˈastrəxənʲ]) is a city in southern Russia
Russia
and the administrative center of Astrakhan Oblast. The city lies on two banks of the Volga River, close to where it discharges into the Caspian Sea
Caspian Sea
at an altitude of 28 meters (92 ft) below sea level
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Siberia
Coordinates: 60°0′N 105°0′E / 60.000°N 105.000°E / 60.000; 105.000SiberiaRussian: Сибирь (Sibir)Geographical region       Siberian Federal District        Geographic Russian Siberia        North AsiaCountry  Russia,  KazakhstanRegion North AsiaBorders on West: Ural Mountains North: Arctic
Arctic
Ocean East: Pacific
Pacific
Ocean South: Kazakhstan, Mongolia, ChinaParts West Siberian Plain Central Siberian Plateau others...Highest point Klyuchevskaya Sopka - elevation 4,649 m (15,253 ft)Area 13,100,000 km2 (5,057,938 sq mi)Population 36,000,000 (2017)Density 2.7/km2 (7/sq mi) Siberia
Siberia
(/saɪˈbɪəriə/; Russian: Сиби́рь, tr
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Pskov
Pskov
Pskov
(Russian: Псков, IPA: [pskof] ( listen); see also names in other languages) is a city and the administrative center of Pskov
Pskov
Oblast, Russia, located about 20 kilometers (12 mi) east from the Estonian border, on the Velikaya River
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Ryazan
Ryazan
Ryazan
(Russian: Рязань, IPA: [rʲɪˈzanʲ] ( listen)) is a city and the administrative center of Ryazan
Ryazan
Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River 196 kilometers (122 mi) southeast of Moscow
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Romanization Of Russian
Romanization
Romanization
of Russian is the process of transliterating the Russian language from the Cyrillic script
Cyrillic script
into the Latin script. As well as its primary use for citing Russian names and words in languages which use a Latin alphabet, romanization is also essential for computer users to input Russian text who either do not have a keyboard or word processor set up for inputting Cyrillic, or else are not capable of typing rapidly using a native Russian keyboard layout (JCUKEN)
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Rostov
Rostov
Rostov
(Russian: Ростов, IPA: [rɐˈstof]) is a town in Yaroslavl
Yaroslavl
Oblast, Russia, one of the oldest in the country and a tourist center of the Golden Ring. It is located on the shores of Lake Nero, 202 kilometers (126 mi) northeast of Moscow
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Yaroslavl
Yevgeny Urlashov Vladimir Sleptsov (acting)[3]Representative body Yaroslavl
Yaroslavl
City Duma[4]StatisticsArea 205.80 km2 (79.46 sq mi)[5]Population (2010 Census) 591,486 inhabitants[6]- Rank in 2010 23rdPopulation (2015 est.) 603,961 inhabitants[citation needed]Density 2,874/km2 (7,440/sq mi)[7]Time zone MSK (UTC+03:00)[8]Founded 1010[9]Postal code(s)[10] 150000—150066Dialing code(s) +7 4852[11]Website web.archive.org/web/20151017025051/http://www.city-yar.ru/
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