Peter the Great
Modernizing with Force
Peter imported western technology, improved education, along with the Russian alphabet, and water ways, also canals, created mining and textile manufacturing.
Peter the first conquered St. Petersburg, it had became the first warm water port for Russia. Russia captured the Swedish fort of Nyenskans, which is present day St. Petersburg. The biggest accomplishment for Peter was the Great Embassy. Peter toured Western Europe from 1697-1698. Peter became influenced by Western Europe , which is called Westernization.