Friday, 22 October 2021

300th anniversary

 According to Wikipedia today's anniversary.

1721 – Russian Empire is proclaimed by Tsar Peter I after the Swedish defeat in the Great Northern War.

To clarify author Boris Megorsky said this:

Strictly speaking, it was not proclaiming the country an empire but rather Senate offered to the Tsar Peter a title of Emperor of all Russia and Father of Fatherland (Pater Patriae). 

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