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Russian Culture

Timeline: Russian Culture

Part II: Peter's Revolution and Aftermath

by David Johnson

1703 1712 1714 1715 1726 1735 1736 1755 Next: The Golden Age

1703

Peter I (the Great) edits Russia's first newspaper; first textbooks printed

1714

In response to St. Petersburg's classicism, traditionalists build Church of the Transfiguration, on Kizhi Island in Lake Onega, with 22 domes, the most complex wooden structure ever built in Russia

1715

Peter I begins construction of vast Peterhof Palace, St. Petersburg, to rival Versailles

1726

Academy of Sciences established, St. Petersburg

1735

Czarina Anna invites French dance teacher Jean Baptiste Lande to create Russian Imperial Academy to teach ballet to children of palace serfs; Lande also establishes ballet school in St. Petersburg

1736-1765

Michael Lomonosov, Russia's greatest Enlightenment scientist, educator, writes Russian grammar, helping create vernacular, secular Russian language

1755

University of Moscow established




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