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French Influences on Russia

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French Influences on Russia


The "westernization" or "Europification" of Russia occurred through several events:

  1. Peter the Great traveling through Europe in 1697.
  2. French dancing masters, 1730s through 1800s.
  3. Napoleon's 1812-13 invasion and retreat: See map above showing the decreasing size of Napoleon's army, there and back.

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