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Feodor Matveyevich Apraksin

Apraksin, Feodor Matveyevich (fyôˈdər mətvyāˈəvĭch əpräkˈsyĭn) [key], 1671–1728, Russian admiral. He helped Peter I (Peter the Great) create the Russian navy and won several naval battles in Peter's wars against Sweden. He was made a count in 1709.

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