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Russia Engages the World, 1453-1825
1453 Through the Reign of Ivan the Terrible (1533-1584) The Time of Troubles to the First Romanovs (1598-1682) Peter the Great and His Legacy (1682-1762) The Age of Catherine the Great (1762-1801) The Reign of Emperor Alexander I (1801-1825)


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The Reign of Emperor Alexander I (1801-1825): A Summary of Russian History
Russia Symbol Introduction
Russia Symbol In the Spirit of His Grandmother
Russia Symbol A Law-based State
Russia Symbol The Napoleonic Wars
The Reign of Emperor Alexander I (1801-1825): A Summary of World History

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   A Multiethnic Crimean Cosmopolis

  A Multiethnic Crimean Cosmopolis
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  Pavel Ivanovich Sumarokov (d. 1846)
Dosugi krymskago sud’i ili Vtoroe puteshestvie v Tavridu [Idle Reflections of a Crimean Judge, or, A Second Journey to Tauride]
St. Petersburg: Imperatorskaia Tipografiia, 1803–5
NYPL, Slavic and Baltic Division

A senator and member of the Russian Academy, Pavel Sumarokov produced this rich textual and pictorial account of his travels through the Crimea, acquired during the reign of Catherine the Great. The natural beauty of the region, and the diversity of its peoples, are reflected in his depiction of a Jewish wedding, attended by Russians in European dress, with the minarets of a mosque in the distance.