Russia and the Western Republics
By April & Belle
1652 - Nikon becomes head of the Russian
1682 - Peter the Great becomes czar of Russia
1812 - French general Napoleon retreats
1861 - Alexander the second issues an order to free Russian serfs
1917 - Russian Revelation occurs
1922 - Russia becomes part of the Soviet Union
1991 - The Soviet Union falls & Russia becomes independent
Alexander the second issues an order freeing all Russian serfs (peasants held in servitude.)
Religion and art are closely related in Russia and the Western republics.
The art and architecture of Orthodox Christian churches, for example, are among the region's earliest artistic achievements.