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Posts published in November 2006

Rulers of Russia Since 1533…

Name Ruled1 Born Ivan IV the Terrible 1533–1584 1530 Theodore I 1584–1598 1557 Boris Godunov 1598–1605 c.1551 Theodore II 1605–1605 1589 Demetrius I2 1605–1606 ? Basil IV Shuiski 1606–16103 ? “Time of Troubles” 1610–1613 — Michael Romanov 1613–1645 1596 Alexis I 1645–1676 1629 Theodore III 1676–1682 1656 Ivan V4 1682–16895 1666 Peter I the Great4 1682–1725 1672 Catherine I 1725–1727…

Putin’s Rise to Power

In a decision that took Russia and the world by surprise, Boris Yeltsin resigned on Dec. 31, 1999, and Vladimir Putin became the acting president. In Feb. 2000, after almost five months of fighting, Russian troops captured Grozny. It was a political as well as a military victory for Putin, whose hard-line stance against Chechnya greatly contributed to his political…

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