Peter The Great

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Peter the Great Easter Egg - 1903 - by Fabergé - Given by Tsar Nicholas II to the Tsaritsa Alexandra. Every Easter (except 1904 and 1905, when Russia was at war with Japan) he gave a Faberge Egg to her and to his mother, the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna - @~ Mlle

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Peter the Great Easter Egg - 1903 - by Fabergé - Given by Tsar Nicholas II to the Tsaritsa Alexandra. Every Easter (except 1904 and 1905, when Russia was at war with Japan) he gave a Faberge Egg to her and to his mother, the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna - @~ Mlle

Peter assumed the title of Emperor and Russia officially became the Russian Empire in 1721. Peter the Great remains one of the most controversial figures in Russian history

Through Time of Troubles to Imperial Russia – Russiapedia Russian history

From Poles to Romanovs Soon after Ivans death, the state weakened, plunging into a period of unrest and Polish invasion, known as the Time of Troubles.

Diamond Order of Peter the Great

History of Appreciation of Pearls by monarchs of the Tsardom of Russia and the Russian Empire

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Peter the Great. Described as handsome and of unusual physical strength, Peter was literally head and shoulders above his contemporaries both in Russia and Europe. Unlike all earlier Russian tsars, he didn’t shy away from hard physical labor and enjoyed a simple lifestyle.

Peter I the Great

One of Russias greatest statesmen, Peter the Great the Tsar and first Emperor of Russia - was a man of unwavering willpower, extraordinary energy and supreme vision.

Death mask of Peter the Great of Russia!

Death mask of Peter the Great of Russia!

Peter Romanov, The Great

Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia - Stock Image - H416/0440

Peter the Great (1672-1725), also called Peter I and Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov, Tsar and Autocrat of all the Russias. Crowned in 1682, Tsar Peter instituted reforms which made Russia a global power.

Maria Rumyantseva (1699 - 1788). Mistress of Peter the Great until his death. He threatened her with execution if she took another lover.

Maria Rumyantseva

Maria Rumyantseva (1699 - 1788). Mistress of Peter the Great until his death. He threatened her with execution if she took another lover.

Grand Duchess ANNA PETROVNA (1708-1728) daughter of PETER THE GREAT and CATHERINE I.  Anna died at age 20 in March of 1728, shortly after giving birth to  PETER III the future Emperor of Russia and  husband of CATHERINE THE GREAT.

Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia

Grand Duchess ANNA PETROVNA (1708-1728) daughter of PETER THE GREAT and CATHERINE I. Anna died at age 20 in March of 1728, shortly after giving birth to PETER III the future Emperor of Russia and husband of CATHERINE THE GREAT.

Tsar PETER II ALEKSEYEVICH  (1715 – 1730)  the last in the direct male line of the Romanov Dynasty. Son of TSAREVICH ALEXEI PETROVICH ROMANOV &  Charlotte Christine Sophia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. Grandson of PETER THE GREAT.  Tsar for 3 years. Died at age 15 on the day he was to marry his great love  Ekaterina Dolgorukova. He is the only Tsar after Peter I to be buried in the Kremlin.

Tsar PETER II ALEKSEYEVICH (1715 – 1730) the last in the direct male line of the Romanov Dynasty. Son of TSAREVICH ALEXEI PETROVICH ROMANOV & Charlotte Christine Sophia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. Grandson of PETER THE GREAT. Tsar for 3 years. Died at age 15 on the day he was to marry his great love Ekaterina Dolgorukova. He is the only Tsar after Peter I to be buried in the Kremlin.

Peter the Great's daughter Elizaveta Petrovna (the future Empress Elizabeth) as a child by Russian Painter  Ivan Nikitich Nikitin .

Peter the Great's daughter Elizaveta Petrovna (the future Empress Elizabeth) as a child by Russian Painter Ivan Nikitich Nikitin .

PETER THE GREAT'S half-brother IVAN V (1666-1696) who ruled jointly with Peter.  Ivan was born with physical and mental disabilities so though technically both Tsars had equal authority, Ivan was neither interested or capable of ruling. He did marry and produce 5 daughters before dying at age 30.

PETER THE GREAT'S half-brother IVAN V (1666-1696) who ruled jointly with Peter. Ivan was born with physical and mental disabilities so though technically both Tsars had equal authority, Ivan was neither interested or capable of ruling. He did marry and produce 5 daughters before dying at age 30.

Maria Cantemir (1700 - 1754). Mistress of Peter the Great from 1720 until his death in 1725. The Empress hated her and viewed her as a threat.

Maria Cantemir

Maria Cantemir (1700 - 1754). Mistress of Peter the Great from 1720 until his death in 1725. The Empress hated her and viewed her as a threat.

Portrait of EMPRESS ELIZABETH, daughter of PETER THE GREAT and CATHERINE I. She was her father's favorite child and very much like him in many ways. In 1741 a coup put her on the Russian throne where she reigned as a very popular monarch.

Elizabeth of Russia

Portrait of EMPRESS ELIZABETH, daughter of PETER THE GREAT and CATHERINE I. She was her father's favorite child and very much like him in many ways. In 1741 a coup put her on the Russian throne where she reigned as a very popular monarch.