Nov 21, 1325
Ivan I"Kalita" or "Moneybags"
Made Moscow the spiritual center of Russia
Named "moneybags" for making Moscow very wealthy
Apr 5, 1462
Ivan III"Ivan the Great"
Defeated the Mongols
Jan 16, 1547
Ivan IV"Ivan the Terrible"
Alienated his closest allies
Spreaded a reign of holy terror
Killed whoever doubted him
Romanov DynastyStarted with Czar Michael I and ended with Czar Nicholas II. Ruled for over three centuries.
Peter"Peter the Great"
When Peter was a boy he played war games whith real cannons and armies of 300 children
Was very interested in ships
Married Catherine I
Catherine IMarried to "Peter the Great"
Real name was Marta Skowronska
Was a peasant then married into the throne
ElizabethDaugter of "Peter the Great" and Catherine I
Seized the throne in a coup d’état
Defeated the strongest warrior of Europe at the time, the Prussian king Frederick II, but died before her victory could be secured
Catherine II"Catherine the Great"
Real name was Sophie von Anhalt-Zerbst
Alexander IFirst Russian Grand Duke of Finland and Lithuania
Fought a war against Napoleon
Mysterious death:A legend has it that a mysterious hermit Feodor Kuzmich who appeared in Siberia in 1836 was in fact Alexander I. When the Soviet government opened his coffin in the 1920s it was found empty.
Nicolas IOpened fire on the peaceful decembrists
The most reactionary of Russian monarchs
Rumours that he poisoned himself after learning of one of Russia’s military defeats
Alexander III"The Peacemaker"
Named the peacemaker because Russia had no major wars durring his reign
Alexander III and his family were in a huge train wreck
Alexander II was known as the "Tsar-Liberator" for his emancipation of the Russian serfs
Assassinated by a revolutionary organisation People’s Will
Nicholas IISon of Alexander II
Opened fire on people revolting on Bloody Sunday
Family got shot by a firing squad in their basement to end all posibility that a czar would ever regain the throne
VladimirFirst Czar of Russia
First Christian ruler in Kievan Rus
Converted to Eastern Orthodox