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Portrait length color image of Peter I of Russia 1698 aka. Пётр Алексе́евич, 
Peter the Great, by George Stuart.
Text: Signature image of Peter I of Russia 1698 aka. Пётр Алексе́евич, 
Peter the Great, by George Stuart.

He was a “hands-on” personality…and his were very heavy hands indeed!

Peter was driven by the urge to modernize Old Russia. He wanted everything new and up to date. His methodology was often brutal and insensitive but many of his goals were achieved and he gave Russia a kick into the modern world.

Full length color image of Peter I of Russia 1698 aka. Пётр Алексе́евич, 
Peter the Great, by George Stuart.

Left close up color image of Peter I of Russia 1698 aka. Пётр Алексе́евич, 
Peter the Great, by George Stuart.

Right closup color image of Peter I of Russia 1698 aka. Пётр Алексе́евич, 
Peter the Great, by George Stuart.

Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart.
Courtesy Museum of Ventura County.

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