Jun. 14th, 2010


Jun. 14th, 2010 05:47 pm
Most of these were contributed by one individual. As his teacher puts it "he was not one of my successes". Yeah. Or, as he put it later on, when he realized this was going to be public: "Not my fault! Not my fault!"

Prince Kurbsky fled Russia because Ivan IV refused to renew his contract

Prince Kurbsky was a prince of the Romanov origin who never saw power with the rise of Peter.

Charter of Nobility of 1875 allowed nobility to establish a leader to challenge Catherine the Great.
The Charter was instituted in Elizabeth's reign, revealing her intimate relationship with the gentry.
(So here's how it went: "Hey Catherine! I just had intimate relationships with Elizabeth! So what are you gonna do about it, huh? Huh?)

Potemkin was a revolutionary who rebelled under Catherine's rule. He was upset about the condition of Russia & the working class

Pugachev was an influential thinker who was part of the group of enlightened thinkers who challenged the system of government. He incited radical ideas for a new direction of government. (This actually is true, yes it is.)

Suvorov: still part of the enlightened class challenging Catherine's reign. He, like the others, feared rule of Catherine and preached sending Russia in a new direction.

Lomonosov incited the Decembrists. Viewed as an ineffectual thinker who remained one-sided.

Speransky: also involved with Decembrist uprising and died for it. First was exiled to Siberia, but on his return received sympathy and was executed.

Tilsit incited a rebellion under Nicholas II and the November uprising. Viewed as a patriot and against absolutist rule.

Borodino: yet another intellectual in the enlightenment period of Russia. Championed people's rights.

Nikon: a social commentator who existed before more modern revolutionary thought.



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