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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:
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   The Palace at Bakhchisaray

  The Palace at Bakhchisaray
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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, 1803–1805
NYPL, Slavic and Baltic Division

This doorway is from the palace of the Tatar Crimean Khanate, built in 1519, located in the city of Bakhchisaray in southern Crimea, in present-day Ukraine. The city was taken by Russia in 1783. Note that an imperial eagle has been placed atop the original 16th-century doorway.