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1 Russia during the Early Modern Era ( ) Political Characteristics Social Systems Gender and Empire Enlightenment Russias Interactions with the Ottomans, China, western Europe, and Eastern Europe Absolutism Change and Continuity

2 Lets Look Back: Prior to 1450

3 Russias Social Classes Kievan princes Boyars – Russian aristocrats Russian peasants/free farmers

4 Mongols invade Russia.

5 Ivan III re-establishes Russian government.

6 Cossacks conquer new lands.

7 Ivan III begins process of westernization. Saint Basil's Cathedral ( ) is a showcase of medieval Russian architecture.

8 Ivan III begins process of westernization.

9 Peter the Great expands Russia. Alexandre Benois. Peter the Great Meditating the Idea of Building St Petersburg at the Shore of the Baltic Sea. 1916

10 Peter the Great expands Russia.

11 Catherine the Great continues westernization.

12 Russias Social Hierarchy Nobility Landlords Serfs


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