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Tsar Peter changed Russia by modernizing it. He built the great city of St. Petersburg (a modern and splendid city, but one created from a wasteland at an extremely heavy human cost) and adopted many European customs. Some may say he "Europeanized" the nation, causing sweeping changes across all levels of society and customs.

  • Introduced potatoes, which became a staple of Russian diet
  • Started Russia's first newspaper and edited the first issue himself
  • Raised woman's status by having them attend social gatherings
  • Ordered the nobles to give up their traditional clothes for Western fashions - They were also required to shave off their beards.
  • Advanced education by opening a school of navigation and introducing schools for the arts and sciences
  • Reorganized and reformed the Russian armed forces and created a modern navy modeled on European practices
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Q: How did Peter the Great change Russia?
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What did Peter the Great do to change Russia?

He wanted to westernize it

How was Russia different from western Europe and how did peter the great want to change Russia?


What year did Peter the Great change the capital of Russia?

In 1713.

How did peter the great solved each problem he encountered in his efforts to westernize Russia?

how did peter the great change the Russian orthodox church

Is peter the great Alexander the great?

No. Peter the Great was from Russia.

What was the term given to Peter the great on how he wanted to change Russia?

Peter was a czar of Russia in the late 17th century who tried to modernize Russia's government and technology. His title was Peter 1 and he was also the first emperor of Russia. He took the honorific of "Great."

How did Peter the great and Catherine the Great change Russia?

Peter the Great started the process of westernizing Russia. He built St. Petersburg as his new capital. Catherine the Great brought in more European culture. She also began rebuilding the palace in Moscow.

Who was peter the great and what did he do for russia?

he was a man who was very great and his name was Peter.

Where was Peter the Great from?

He was from Russia.

Major contribution of Peter the Great of russia?

peter the great helped russia. he outlaw russia styles. fleet of ships built and created a navy.

Which was a goal of Peter the Great?

A major goal of Peter the Great was to westernize Russia.

What country had peter and Catherine the great?

Russia was ruled by both Peter the Great and Catherine the Great.

Who is peter the great and why is he important?

peter the great is important because he made a great deal with Russia

Who was the czar that brought western culture to Russia?

Peter I (Peter the Great) is the Tsar who westernized Russia.

What did Peter the Great give?

He gave Russia a Russia Navy.

Where did Peter the Great live?


Who began westernization in Russia?

Peter the Great, a.k.a. Peter I.

What country did Peter the Great rule?

Peter the Great ruled Russia and the Russian Empire.

What empire did Peter the Great rule?

Peter the Great ruled the Romanovs Empire in Russia.

What was the goal of Peter the Great of Russia?

The goal of Peter the Great was to transform Russia into a more modern state. He wanted to bring Russia out of the dark age and into a more modern age.

Who did Catherine the Great marry?

Catherine the Great was Empress of Russia. She married Peter III of Russia

Did Russia have an unlimited government when Catherine and Peter the Great ruled Russia?


How was Peter the Great a bad ruler?

He really wasnt. HE was harsh to his son and had a paranoia of being overthrown but he did so much for Russia. In his time Russia was kind of lost in technology and science, they stuck to tradition and were lost in the past. Peter launched his great embassy and started to change Russia for the better.

Who was determined to westernize Russia?

Peter the Great

Did Peter the Great westernize Russia?