Monday, December 10, 2012

Russian Imperial History - Land Of The Tsars

There's plenty mention of Tatars in this documentary. 
Some of it is quite insulting, which gets tiring...
We also were unaware that Peter the Great brought along with him on his grand tour of Europe, a troupe of dwarves.  How ridiculous is that! and why? (1:07:58)

Also mentions 1774 when Pugachev's Volga basin rebellion was crushed and he was killed. There is also discussion of the taking of the Crimea in 1784 by Gregory Potemkin under Catherine the Great, fulfilling Russian desire to have a Black Sea stronghold against the Ottoman Empire. She declared him (Potemkin) to be "Prince of Crimea".

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