Catherine the Great

Catherine II better known as Catherine the Great was one of the most prominent rulers in Russian history. She had many accomplishments. Some of them are listed here. Just like Peter the Great she wanted Russia to become more European. To do this she brought in architects, craftsmen, and scholars. She also brought European agriculture machines to Russia to help with farming.

While it may seem that Catherine the Great’s reign was good, it also was just as bad. A good example is how she treated the peasants and serfs. She wiped out multiple uprisings and did it brutally. So while She did some to help the peasant, she was usuall very bad toward the peasants and serfs of Russia.

So what do you think of Catherine the Great? Did her good quailites out way her bad?

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