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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

Russia's Globalization:
A Key

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   Russia’s “Hordes” Take Paris

  Russia’s “Hordes” Take Paris
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  [The Costume of the Allied Armies in Paris in the Year 1815]
[Paris, 1816]
NYPL, Spencer Collection

Of all the allied armies that marched into France, none was as ethnically diverse as Russia’s. Conscripts from throughout the vast empire, many in their native dress, were a remarkable sight on the boulevards of occupied Paris. The fierce Kalmyk horseman shown in this hand-colored engraving was one of many such exotic peoples, with his pelt-adorned saddle, and his yurt home in the background.