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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)
Related Links

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Portal Sites

REESWeb (Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh)

Russian History (Robert Beard, Foreign Language Programs, Bucknell University)

Slavic Research Center (Hokkaido University)

Sher's Russian Index: Universities Sites (Ben Sher)

Primary Documents and Texts

Modern History Sourcebook: Peter the Great and the Rise of Russia, 1682-1725 (Paul Halsell, History Department, Fordham University)

Documents in Russian History: An On-line Sourcebook (Nathaniel Knight, Russian and East European Studies Program, Seton Hall University)

Russian History Home Page (John Slatter, Department of Slavonic Studies, University of Durham)

Early 19th Century Russian Readership & Culture: A Hypertext Archive (Electronic Text Research Center, University of Minnesota)

Overviews of Russian History

History of Russia (Interknowledge Corp.)

History of Russia (World History site at the Korean Minjok Leadership Academy)

Topical Sites

Meeting of Frontiers (Library of Congress)

In the Beginning Was the Word: The Russian Church and Native Alaskan Cultures (Library of Congress)

The Princess Who Became Catherine the Great (Ursula's History Web)

Peter the Great (History Learning Site)