Russia & Peter the Great. Russia is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. Russia . Background Common 17 th & 18 th C question: Is Russia an eastern country or western country? It spans two continents: Asia and Europe It was controlled by the Mongol Khans until the 15 th C.
Russia is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma
How was the early reign of PG similar to L. XIV?
Why did PG take a trip to Western Europe and what did he learn?
Developing a navy (control of military)
Expansion into Baltic (use of military for own benefit)
Founding St. Petersburg
Reorganizing Domestic Administration (control of bureaucracy)
Table of Ranks
Control of Orthodox Church (religious unity)