The Golden Age of Russia

The Reign of Catherine the Great (1762-1796)

A Prosperous Age

Russia had an enormous economic boom during this time period due to the ideas from the rulers of the country. Catherine the Great (also known as Ekaterina II) was an autocratic ruler that took the country after her husband was murdered. The improvements she made caused Russia to have a huge increase in jobs and for the new capitol, St. Petersburg, to be considered one of the most amazing cities in Europe at the time.

Cultural Aspects

During the Golden Age, the way of life was much different than it is in modern Russia. It affected businesses because the social classes that every citizen was separated into. The Nobles were originally forced to serve the Tsars no matter what until Catherine the Great gave them freedom to buy and sell what they want and gave serfs more freedom by letting them be paid more or be freed.