Peter I (the Great) draggedout of its medieval torpor and encouraged European learning and technology. By the time of his death, Peter had made Russia a world power.
Almost certainly it was Peter the Great; he was the first great westward-looking tsar, defeated the Swedes (a fairly major power at the time led by a military genius of sorts) on the shore of the Baltic and founded St. Petersburg as his European capital.
The five major European countries today are Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Russia, and Italy.
There are a variety of major landforms of Russia. These include the plains of European Russia, the west Siberian plains, the central Siberian Plateau, and the mountains of eastern Siberia.
Major rivers in the European part of Russia are the Don, the Kama, and a river called the Volga. In the Asian part of Russia, some of the major rivers are the Ob, the Yenisey, the Angara, and the Irtysh.
Lenin made Russia a major power
Peter the Great
It would be............... The Napoleonic Wars
Russia, in the Russo-Japanese war of 1904-1905
Moscow, St. Petersburg, Archangel, Murmansk etc. see link below
Russia is partially in Europe, though most of it is in Asia. Some of the more significant parts are in Europe, such as Moscow, the capital city, and some other major cities. Siberia is a bleak and sparsely populated area of Russia, and it is mostly in Asia. Culturally Russia is closer to European than Asian elements.
a major religion of russia is orthodox
What are the major industries in russia !
Russia has no major true deserts.
The major land regions are the North European Plains, West Siberian Plain, Central Siberian Plateau, and the East Siberian Uplands.
The USA, Russia and China are 3, others are India, European Union, UK, and Japan.
- Westernized the country (Russia) - Expanded the Russian empire - Imported her literature and art from Western European Nations
Because most of the Asian side of Russia is taiga, wilderness, and it's pretty young only about 400 years. But european side of russia is ancient part where original cities are still there. The climate plays a major role too, the weather after ural mountain range is more colder in winter so not a lot of people want to live in Siberia.
portugal; the slave trade
He was the first European to land in North America.
First battle of Tannenberg was one
Russia as they were dealing with the Bolshevik Revolution
One major difference between Russia and Western Europe is that Russia was communist. Another difference is that Russia was part of the Iron Pact, while most of Western Europe was part of N.A.T.O. Western European nations were also able to maintain democracy, while Russia ultimately collapsed and had to adopt a free market system.
Rivalry with Russia coming to a pinnacle in the Great Northern War
England, Poland, and Russia stayed out of the 30 years war. They didn't have a dog in that fight.
Russia has a lot of natural gas and petroleum.