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Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary print that page


The Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary ( Russian : Энциклопедический словарь Брокгауза и Ефрона) (35 volumes, small; 86 volumes, large) is, in its scope and style, the Russian counterpart to the 1911 Britannica . It contains 121,240 articles

Ivan Neplyuyev print that page


and wit. As a reward, he was asked to supervise the wharves of Saint Petersburg . In 1721, the Tsar dispatched Neplyuev as a secret envoy to Constantinople , where he would remain until 1734. He took part in the abortive Congress of Nemirov in 1737 and in the negotiations leading to the

Hunting in Russia print that page


Dmitriy I was especially keen on bear hunting. [ 4 ] A legend describes the miraculous salvation of Tsar Alexis of Russia from a bear by Saint Sava . After 1650/51 the bear hunts of Tsars became rare. In 2007 Russia proposed to allow polar bear hunting by the Chukchi people , for the first

Nikolay Muravyov-Amursky print that page


to establish the Governorate agricultural society. Muravyov was the first governor to propose Tsar Nicholas I to abolish serfdom ; a motion signed by nine local land-owners. While the tsar did nothing about the petition, from then on he always referred to Muravyov as a "liberal" and a

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A Viceroy ( / ˈ v aɪ s . r ɔɪ / ) is a royal official who runs a country, colony, or province (or state) in the name of and as representative of the Monarch . The term derives from the Latin prefix vice- , meaning "in the place of" and the French word roi , meaning king. His province

Kuranty print that page

and Wilna , they were frequently outdated and contained stale news, which resulted in the Russian tsar sending letters and embassies to deceased foreign monarchs. Peter the Great replaced the Kuranty with the first printed newspaper in Russian , the Vedomosti . [ edit ] References This | 2010/9/25 20:25:09

Russo-Swedish War (1554–1557) print that page

rather than receive them in the Moscow Kremlin as could have been expected between equals. The tsar responded to Gustav's remonstrances: Ask your merchants and they will tell you that Novgorod's suburbs are larger than your Stockholm and that Novgorod's governors are descended from sovereign | 2011/8/14 2:42:00

Nikita Zotov print that page


(1644 [ 2 ]  – December 1717 [ 3 ] ) was a childhood tutor and life-long friend of Russian Tsar Peter the Great . Historians disagree on the quality of Zotov's tutoring. Robert K. Massie , for example, praises his efforts, but Lindsey Hughes criticizes the education that he gave to the

Zealots of Piety print that page

beginning in the late 1630s in Russia , which gathered around Stefan Vonifatiyev , the confessor of tsar Alexei Mikhailovich . The impetus to the group's formation was the Times of Trouble . The members believed the massacres and conflagrations of the time to be the manifestation of a wrathful | 2010/9/26 4:47:24

Ingrian War print that page

intervention , then entered an alliance with Charles IX, who was also waging war against Poland . The tsar promised to cede Korela Fortress to Sweden in recompense for military support against False Dmitry II and the Poles. Thereupon De la Gardie joined his forces with the Russian commander | 2010/10/1 10:39:24