This article is part of theHistory of Russia series.
The Russian Empire (or Imperial Russia) covers the period of Russian history from the expansion of the state of Muscovy under Peter the Great into the Russian Empire stretching from the Baltic to the Pacific Ocean, to the deposition of Nicholas II of Russia, the last tsar, at the start of the Russian Revolution in 1917.
This period is also regarded by many as the Russian Empire, however many also consider the Soviet Union to have been a continuation of the empire up until the fall of the Soviet government in 1991. Fixing the period of the Russian Empire is contentious, whereas fixing the period of Imperial Russia is more straightforward.
Early Imperial Russia
- Peter the Great and the Russian Empire
- The Era of Russian Palace Revolutions
- Russian Imperial Expansion and Maturation - Catherine II
- Russian Economic Development in the 19th century
- Russian Reforms and Their Limits, 1855-1892
- Russian Foreign Affairs after the Crimean War
- 19th century Russian Revolutionary Movements
- Russian Accelerated Industrialization in the 19th century
- Radical Russian Political Parties in the late 19th century
- Russian Imperialism in Asia and the Russo-Japanese War
- Russian Revolution and Counterrevolution, 1905-1907
- The Stolypin and Kokovtsov Governments of Russia
- Russian Active Balkan Policy, 1906-13
- Russia at War, 1914-16
- The Fatal Weakening of Tsarism in Russia