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  Lessons in life or history?
by Sharrie
 
 

Someone once says... "ultimately, nothing matters."

We have wars, illness, sufferings & hatred.
We have life, happiness, inventions, creations & innovations in this world.
We have history - of all kinds.

Everyone aspires to be great.
Be it in whatever way he/she deems!

Historical events are not something I'm keen on. But, what history teaches, I hope they won't be repeated. Especially those "bad" for human as a civilisation.

Essentially, history is just history.
No matter how great a person is, he'll never live forever. & neither will he live to see even more greatness that's to come in this world.

These people are history.
Some greater than others.
What Russia is today is partly due to them.
So, here's a chronological order of some of these great people & their contributions to Russia.
Again, this is what I'd like to remember (some I choose not to, so it won't appear here).

Highlights:
1672 - Birth of Peter (I) The Great.
1682 - Peter I crowned Tsar of Russia.
1703 - St. Petersburg founded.
1703 - Completion of Peter & Paul Fortress.
1709 - Petrodvorets being built.
1712 - St. Petersburg became the new capital.
1725-62 - Catherine I (Peter the Great's wife) & Peter II reigned.
1762-96 - Catherine the Great ruled. Hermitage founded.

1917 - Lenin seized power. 3 yrs of civil war.
1918 - Capital moved to Moscow.
1924 - Lenin's death.
1953 - Stalin dies.

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  • Written Nov 27, 2003
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