Peter the Great
used his power to put Russia on the road to becoming a great modern power
2nd time won war vs sweden to gain warm-water port
adoption of western ideas, technology, and culture
banned beards, pockets in pants, and men and women dancing together
having unlimited power
port that is free of ice year-round
Peter built this capital city on the Baltic Coast.
testimony to reign
Catherine the Great
embraced Russian orthodox faith
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