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Russia & Eastern Europe

  • Balkan Wars: Topic Page
    two short wars occurring between 1912 and 1913, fought for the possession of the European territories of the Ottoman Empire.
  • Catherine II: Topic Page
    Catherine II or Catherine the Great, 1729-96, czarina of Russia (1762-96).
  • Crimean War: Topic Page
    From 1853-56, a war between Russia on the one hand and the Ottoman Empire, Great Britain, France, and Sardinia on the other.
  • Eastern Question: Topic Page
    The problem of European territory controlled by the decaying Ottoman Empire in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th cent.
  • Holy Alliance: Topic Page
    Agreement among the emperors of Russia and Austria and the king of Prussia, signed on Sept. 26, 1815. Specifically, it accomplished nothing, since it was merely a vague agreement that the sovereigns would conduct themselves in consonance with Christian principles.
  • Ivan IV: Topic Page
    Ivan the Terrible, 1530-84, grand duke of Moscow (1533-84), the first Russian ruler to assume formally the title of czar.
  • Nicholas II, Czar of Russia
    From The Columbia Encyclopedia:
    Last Czar of Russia (1894-1917).
  • Northern War, 1700-1721: Topic Page
    General European conflict, fought in N and E Europe at the same time that the War of the Spanish Succession was fought in the west and the south. It arose chiefly from the desire of the neighbors of Sweden to break Swedish supremacy in the Baltic area, and from the conflicting ambitions of Peter I of Russia and Charles XII of Sweden.
  • Russian Revolution: Topic Page
    The Russian Revolution of 1917 was an event of enormous significance in twentieth-century world history. It marked the end of the distinctive society of czarist Russia, the world’s largest country at the time, and the beginning of the first large-scale effort to construct a modern socialist society.
  • Russo-Japanese War
    From The Columbia Encyclopedia:
    1904-5, imperialistic conflict that grew out of the rival designs of Russia and Japan on Manchuria and Korea.

Notable People of Russia & Eastern Europe


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