Archangel - This port was situated 30 miles up the North Dvina River from the White Sea.
Azov - This ancient foreign colony was located 15 miles up the Don River from the Sea of Azov.
The German Suburb - This area northwest of the Russian capital was where all foreigners were compelled to live beginning in 1652.
Holland - This locale possessed a near world monopoly on merchant shipping by the end of the 1600s.
The Jolly Company and Drunken Synod (Mock Synod) - This was an itinerant, motley collection of distinguished youthful roisterers, graybeards, and foreign adventurers.
Moscow - This city was dominated by the golden domes of 1,600 white churches.
Narva - This Baltic fortress projected an image of the Russian army's mediocrity to Western Europe in 1700, but a foreign assault in 1704 rehabilitated the Russian image.
The Ottoman Empire - This vast Muslim state controlled the Black Sea...
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