Peter I


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Peter I

Known as "Peter the Great." 1672-1725.
Russian czar (1682-1725) who extended his territory around the Baltic and Caspian shores and reformed the administration of the state. He founded the city of St. Petersburg (1703) and moved the capital there, where it remained until 1918.

Peter I

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(Biography) known as Peter the Great. 1672–1725, tsar of Russia (1682–1725), who assumed sole power in 1689. He introduced many reforms in government, technology, and the western European ideas. He also acquired new territories for Russia in the Baltic and founded the new capital of St Petersburg (1703)
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Noun1.Peter I - czar of Russia who introduced ideas from western Europe to reform the government; he extended his territories in the Baltic and founded St. Petersburg (1682-1725)
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Of course, it also shows that Peter is ever so old, but he is really always the same age, so that does not matter in the least.
Unlike studies that focus on the end of the "tragic dynasty" in 1917-1918, Lindsey Hughes contends that with few exceptions [1730, 1825, 1905] the Romanovs enjoyed the unreserved support of the nobility and peasantry until World War I, even as they imposed a process of Europeanization on traditional Russia, especially under Peter I and Catherine II, that elevated Russia to great power status and bequeathed a flourishing and at times oppositionist culture in literature and the arts.
While under Peter I the migrants were represented mostly by people of higher social position, Catherine's and Alexander's policy was aimed at providing the newly acquired Southern Russian territories with industrious and skilful immigrants.