What steps did Peter the Great take to modernize Russia?
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Russia was isolated from the political and cultural movements in Western Europe, thus Russia was untouched by the Reinassance and reformation. With no influence of Reinassance, Russia was culturally and technologically behind the Western European countries. When the Russian Tsar Ivan the Grate visited Western Europe he was astonished how advanced they are compared to the Russian society. When he returned to Russia he brought technicians, teachers, and soldiers for the purpose of westernization Russia. Thus Russia adopted many new European technologies, cultures, and ideas.
Differ to Europe, during this time the serfdom in Russia grew while it diminished in Europe because Tsar wanted to keep the Russian nobles happy and his rule secure.