The Russian Empire, otherwise denoted as Russia is a supranational country which spans over three continents from the North European Plan, eastwards through North Asia to the region of Alaska in North America. Russia is the northernmost of the Great Eight controlling the majority of territory in the Arctic Ocean. Southward, Russian territory reaches the Indian Ocean through the steppes of Central and South Asia. Geographically Russia is nearly equal the size of the total British Empire and Commonwealth. Russian Civilization emerged along on the Volga river approximately around 1000 AD as a patchwork of kingdoms united by Slavic Language, Viking influence and the presence of Greek based Orthodox Christianity. The creation of Russia can be attributed to the city and Duchy of Muscovy unifying the country in the sixteenth century. Modern Russia was directly founded in 1721 by Czar Peter the Great.
From Eastern Europe Russia became a superpower by developing the vast steppes and forests of Asian Siberia and maintaining relations with its advanced European neighbors upon its western borders. In the 18th and 20th centuries Russia decidedly embraced the heritage of both Asia and Europe creating a unique blend of cultures. The foundations of much of Russian culture comes the Orthodox Church in its unique version of Christianity and the patronage that was once bestowed by the Government upon for the most notable artisans.
Historically being an absolute monarchy, reforms progressively gave political rights to Russia's citizens in the aftermath of the destructive Pan-European War. Since 1961 Russia has functioned as a federal monarchy, with the Czar, elected political representatives and religious leaders share authority. Economically Russia continues to be the world's largest producer of oil, timber and grain and a large manufacturer of textiles and naval equipment. As a member of the Great Eight, Russia's legacy of the Eurasian power endures and expands in the 21st century.
- 1 History
One realm under God 1800-1850
The dawn of the 19th century saw the Russian Empire fully recovered from the Time of Troubles two centuries prior. The reigns of Peter and Catherine the Great had confirmed for that time of Russia's status as a European superpower with many Asian origins and holdings. The early 19th century - like the 18th - saw continued intellectual and scientific development.
From ice to sand shore 1850-1900
Era of Eurasia 1900-1925
Snuffled Reforms, stalled initiatives 1925-1950
The loss of the west- Pan European War 1950-1960
Free Peoples, harvesting continents 1960-1980
A roaring Giant 1980-2000
|Districts and Territories|
Fort Ross | Russian Antarctic Territory | Russian North America