The Orthodox Nationalist: Peter I the Great

April 16, 2009

Peter I the Great of Russia

Matt Johnson discusses the life and legacy of Peter I the Great of Russia.

Peter I the Great of Russia (1672 – 1725) was a predecessor to the Bolsheviks, a revolutionary, and a Mason. He centralized the Russian state; he made the Orthodox church his personal slave; he destroyed parishes and monasteries; he took all their cash and books; he defeated Sweden, Cossacks, and Turks, but at a cost — the cost of Russian liberty. Sweden was never a major military power again. Peter’s influence on Russian history is profound. Bolshevism can be understood as a later continuation of Peter’s program [albeit one on speed or meth, so to speak].

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