The Founding of Russia's Navy: Peter the Great and the Azov Fleet, 1688-1714
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1995 - Russia - 214 pages
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THE GRAND EMBASSY To EUROPE 16971698
NEW ENTERPRISES OLD SOLUTIONS
GROWTH CHANGE AND MISSION 16971700
ADMIRALTY ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCES 17001710
RENEWAL AND RUIN 17001712
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Page 20 - We, the Great Sovereign, Tsar and Grand Prince Aleksei Mikhailovich, Autocrat of all Great and Little...
Page viii - ... messing.' (Kenneth Graham, Wind in the Willows, 1908) Historians traditionally emphasise the rational, pragmatic aspects of Russia's military programme, not least with reference to naval affairs. A recent study of the origins of the Russian navy, for example, describes 'an evolving process of gathering and mobilizing available political, economic, social and cultural resources to surmount technical, organizational, and financial challenges'.1 Other contributors to this section outline the concrete...
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