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Contributions of Individuals in Russia Past and Present. Peter the Great, Early 1700s. Built a new capital – St. Petersburg “Venice of the North”. Peter the Great, Early 1700s. Built on more than 100 islands. Peter the Great, Early 1700s.

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Contributions of individuals in russia past and present

Contributions of Individuals in Russia Past and Present


Peter the great early 1700s

Peter the Great, Early 1700s

Built a new capital – St. Petersburg

  • “Venice of the North”


Peter the great early 1700s1

Peter the Great, Early 1700s

  • Built on more than 100 islands


Peter the great early 1700s2

Peter the Great, Early 1700s

  • Designed like a European city with elegant palaces, public squares and canals.


St petersburg

St. Petersburg


Alexander ii 1867

Alexander II, 1867

Freed the serfs


Alexander ii

Alexander II

Opened the way for industrial development.


Vladimir lenin

Vladimir Lenin

“Father of Russian Revolution”


Vladimir lenin1

Vladimir Lenin

Headed the communist government and oversaw the Russian Empire's transformation into the USSR.


Joseph stalin communist leader 1924 1953

Joseph Stalin: Communist Leader 1924 - 1953

Stalin pursued an economic policy of mobilizing the entire country to achieve the goal of rapid industrialization.


Joseph stalin communist leader 1924 19531

Joseph Stalin: Communist Leader 1924 - 1953

He guided Russian forces to victory in World War II.


Joseph stalin communist leader 1924 19532

Joseph Stalin: Communist Leader 1924 - 1953

He helped create the Cold War.


Leonid brezhnev soviet leader 1964 1982

Leonid Brezhnev: Soviet Leader 1964 - 1982

He saw to it that the Soviet Union's military-industrial complex was greatly expanded and modernized.


Leonid brezhnev soviet leader 1964 19821

Leonid Brezhnev: Soviet Leader 1964 - 1982

His continual buildup of his defense and aerospace industries left other sectors of the economy increasingly deprived of funds. Soviet agriculture, consumer-goods industries, and health-care services declined throughout the 1970s and early '80s as a consequence.


Leonid brezhnev

Leonid Brezhnev


Mikhail gorbachev ussr leader 1985 1991

Mikhail Gorbachev: USSR Leader 1985 - 1991

Recognized that his nation was falling economically behind the rest of the world and could no longer afford to compete in the Cold War.


Mikhail gorbachev ussr leader 1985 19911

Mikhail Gorbachev: USSR Leader 1985 - 1991

He introduced policies designed to decentralize the Russian economy and open up the state, called perestroika and glasnost, and ended the Cold War.


Mikhail gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev


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