Russian Empire

Empress Anna
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1725 Feb 8

Empress Anna

Moscow, Russia

Peter died in 1725, leaving an unsettled succession. After a short reign of his widow Catherine I, the crown passed to empress Anna. She slowed down the reforms and led a successful war against the Ottoman Empire. This resulted in a significant weakening of the Crimean Khanate, an Ottoman vassal and long-term Russian adversary.

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Last Updated: Mon Sep 25 2023