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Grand Duke of Kiev, ruler of Russia. Converted Russians to Christianity of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
St. Vladimir (956-1015)
First national sovereign. Extended territory of Russia eastward to the Ural Mountains.
Ivan the Great (1440-1505)
Boyar (aristocratic)leader. Became czar through convenient deaths in the royal family. Centralized and strengthened the Empire through suppression and exploitation of the serfs.
Boris Godunov (1551-1605)
Emperor of Russia. Reign marked grea period of reform. Changed Russia from a backward nation into an empire.
Peter the Great (1672-1725)
Continued the westernizing of Russia begun by Peter.
Catherine the Great (1729-1796)