The Imperiia Project: a spatial history of the Russian Empire

Riga [Joe, 1710]

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I hope you enjoy the city of Riga.

Supposedly founded in 1201, by the German Bishop Albert. Archaeological evidence suggest a much longer continued inhabitance. Between Russians, Germans, and Latvians, (to name a few!) the city is known for its multiethnic history. However, by 1710, Russian Imperial forces during the Great Northern War had captured the city, beginning a two century-long rule. 

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