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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Academic, university:
Boston University Institute for the Study of Conflict, Ideology and Policy
Harvard University, Davis Center

Academic, K-12:
TeacherVision.com, Russia

Government:
Embassy of the Russian Federation to U.S.
CIA World Factbook, Russia

News:
Moscow Times
Russia Today
St. Petersburg Times

Nuclear/Environment:
Bellona Foundation

Religion:
Russian Orthodox Church (official)

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