He was the first great ruler of Romanov dynasty, that ruled as absolute ruler and modernized institution based on the what he saw in Western Europe during his young age. He also spread the boundaries of the country.
During the reign of Peter I (1682-1725), Russia became an absolutist Western-style monarchy . As a young man, Peter visited Western Europe and became acquainted with her social, technical and, in particular, military developments . Russia has expanded considerably in the Baltic, and the consequence of this was the construction of a new city - Petersburg, the new capital of Russia. In the era of Peter I, Russia was a modern feudal empire, and this why he was named the "Great“ .
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