Tsar Peter I The Great Alexseyevich Romanov Jun Feb 1725 age Russia by Aleksey Antropov.
Petersburg founded by Peter the Great. After winning access to the Baltic Sea through his victories in the Great Northern War, Czar Peter I founds the city of St. Petersburg as the new Russian capital.
Peter the Great – of Russia. Portrait by Peter Drozhdin, 1795
Peter the Great’s reforms increased trade, yet the nobility managed to prevent the emergence of a strong commercial class. Commerce was carried on with independent central Asian regions. There were important limitations.
Russian Lacquer Art Titled "Ekaterina the Great" Artist Viktoriya Abramova
Abram Petrovich Gannibal was an African given to Peter the Great as a gift. Gannibal later became major-general, military engineer, governor of Reval and nobleman of the Russian Empire.
Empress Ekaterina II of Russia, “Catherine the Great.