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Peter the Great

used his power to put Russia on the road to becoming a great modern power
westernized Russia
autocrat
2nd time won war vs sweden to gain warm-water port

westernization

adoption of western ideas, technology, and culture
"modernization"
banned beards, pockets in pants, and men and women dancing together

boyars

landowning nobles

autocratic

having unlimited power

warm-water port

port that is free of ice year-round

St. Petersburg

Peter built this capital city on the Baltic Coast.
testimony to reign

Catherine the Great

embraced Russian orthodox faith
russian ruler
farm animals
sex drive
expanded land

partition

divide up-Poland

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