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  2. Russian Empire - Wikipedia

    The Russian Empire, also known as Imperial Russia, was the final period of the Russian monarchy from its proclamation in November 1721, until its dissolution in late 1917. It consisted of most of northern Eurasia .

  3. Russian Empire | History, Facts, Flag, Expansion, & Map

    Russian Empire, historical empire founded on November 2 (October 22, Old Style), 1721, when the Russian Senate conferred the title of emperor (imperator) of all the Russias upon Peter I. The abdication of Nicholas II on March 15, 1917, marked the end of the empire and its ruling Romanov dynasty .

  4. How the Russian Empire was formed - Russia Beyond

    The Russian Empire was the third largest Empire in the world. How was it created? In the course of its history, the Russian Empire occupied parts of Eastern and Northern Europe, Asia, and even ...

  5. Russian Empire - WorldAtlas

    Russian Empire. The Russian Empire was a vast empire that once spanned large parts of Europe and Asia. It began in the 13 th century as the small principality of Moscow, located on the site of the present-day Russian capital. Over the next three centuries, this principality grew in size until it unified all the Russian people and their ...

  6. The Russian Empire - Encyclopedia Britannica

    The Russian Empire. Russia in the 19th century was both a multilingual and a multireligious empire. Only about half the population was at the same time Russian by language and Orthodox by religion.

  7. Tsardom of Russia - Wikipedia

    The Tsardom of Russia or the Russian Tsardom and Tsardom of Rus' (Russian: Русское царство, romanized: Russkoye tsarstvo), also known as the Tsardom of Muscovy, was the centralized Russian state from the assumption of the title of tsar by Ivan IV in 1547 until the foundation of the Russian Empire by Peter the Great in 1721.

  8. Romanov Family: Facts, Death & Rasputin - HISTORY

    The Romanov family, the last dynasty to rule the Russian Empire, saw their rule end when the entire family was killed in 1918 in the Russian Revolution.

  9. The Russian Empire 1450-1801 | Department of History

    Beginning with foundational features, such as geography, climate, demography, and geopolitical situation, The Russian Empire 1450-1801 explores the empire's primarily agrarian economy, serfdom, towns and trade, as well as the many religious groups - primarily Orthodoxy, Islam, and Buddhism.

  10. Russian Empire - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Russian Empire (1721-1917), also called Imperial Russia, was a country in Europe as well as Asia. It started in 1721 when Peter I of Russia founded it. Before that, it was known as the Duchy of Moscow. It lasted until it was declared a republic in March 1917 after the Russian Revolution.

  11. Russia: Timeline - HISTORY

    Nov. 6-7, 1917: The violent Russian Revolutionmarks the end of the Romanovdynasty and Russian Imperial Rule, as the Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin, take power and eventually become the ...