Russia history

January 15, 2008 RENU

  1. This empire covers 1/6th the land surface of earth of which less than 1/4 is in Europe.
  2. 1222- Mongols under Jenghis Khan conquered eastern Russia. This held back Russian progress so that it fell 200yrs behind the rest of the Europe in civilization.
  3. 1425-62 Russian provinces were again united & threw the invaders. Many ruled later.
  4. 62-1505 Ivan the Great married niece of Emperor Constantine & put together Russian Code of Laws.
  5. 1533-84 Ivan the Terrible took the name of “Czar”.
  6. 1689-1725 Peter the Great ruled. He disguised himself & learned ship-building in Holland. He forced his people to follow western costumes & customs & began to build St.Petersburg.
  7. 1762-96 Under brilliant but wicked Catherine the Great Russia became better civilized & Poland was conquered.
  8. 1801-25 Alexander I dealt with Napolean who invaded Russia.
  9. Many wars took place later. Alexander III married sister of Queen Elexandra of England.
  10. War with Japan was a series of defeats.
  11. Jan 22, 1905- On “Red Sunday” revolution broke out, after which a constitution, a kind of congress were granted to people.
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