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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

Events marked Russia Symbol are specific to Muscovy/Russia's internal development.
Those marked World Symbol are important world historical or cultural events.
Engagement Symbol indicates specific points of sociocultural or military engagement between Muscovy/Russia and foreign powers or individuals.



   A Tatar Wagon

  A Tatar Wagon
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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

During the course of the 19th century, continued expansion by conquest or annexation brought more and diverse peoples under Russian rule, among them the Tatars, a Turkic-speaking people from what is today west-central Russia. Shown here is a Tatar's wagon.