Peter the Great

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Noun1.Peter the Great - 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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"An aristocrat need not be ashamed of the trade," observed Laurence; "for the Czar Peter the Great once served an apprenticeship to it."
But she knew that was only because, like Peter the Great in a shipwright's yard, he was studying what he wanted to know.
Ah, when one looks at our young people, Prince, one would like to take Peter the Great's old cudgel out of the museum and belabor them in the Russian way till all the nonsense jumps out of them."
We continued to Peterhof Palace, home of Peter the Great. From the palace terrace we had a breathtaking view of the grand cascade of 64 fountains and three waterfalls fed from underground springs, watched over by 37 gilded statues.
In the future, "Peter the Great" will also perform cruises connecting the Caspian, Azov and Black seas.
Starting with Peter the Great, the authors offer a more thoughtfully distilled narrative that is better designed for readers of multiple backgrounds.
Russia has been vying for the West's esteem for centuries, with approval by the French -- a sought-after prize since the time of Peter the Great -- coveted the most.
"She used to call me Peter the Great because every single time I was going to school, she would say: "Clean the grate."
This informative and entertaining program explores the city Russia's Peter The Great built.
1725: Catherine I became Empress of Russia on the death of her husband Peter the Great. 1886: Rioting and looting followed a protest march by the unemployed in Trafalgar Square.
The Petrine instauration; religion, esotericism and science at the court of Peter the Great, 1689-1725.