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The Russian Empire was a state that existed from 1721 until overthrown by the short-lived liberal February Revolution in 1917. One of the largest empires in world history, stretching over three continents, the Russian Empire was surpassed in landmass only by the British and Mongol empires. It played a major role in 1812–14 in defeating Napoleon's ambitions to control Europe, and expanded to the west and south. It was often in conflict with the Ottoman Empire.
- also known as Imperial Russia
- founded in (294 years ago)
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The Expansion of Russia (2013)
by Francis Henry Skrine
THE Russian Empire is an organism unique in the world's history. It embraces an area greater than Alexander's conquests, than the solid dominion built up by Rome, than the realms overrun by Chinghiz or Timur; it is surpassed only by ...
by Didar Kassymova, Zh. B. Kundakbaeva, Ustina Markus
An intellectual and political movement in the Muslim areas of the Russian Empire that was active from the late 19th century to the mid-1930s. The word Jadid ...
by Peter Lamb
Russian empire: Socialist Party is formed in Lithuania. 1897 Germany: August Bebel offers support in public for Magnus Hirschfeld's campaign to decriminalize homosexuality. Russian empire: Jewish Labor Bund is formed secretly at ...
by J. M. Smits
the Russian Empire in its ...
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