Imperiia: a spatial history of the Russian EmpireMain MenuAboutDashboardsData CatalogMapStoriesGalleriesGamesWho said history was boring?Map ShelfTeach Our ContentCiting the ProjectKelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f5The Imperiia Project // Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
12019-07-23T22:42:24-04:00Kelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f591plain2019-07-23T22:44:00-04:00Kelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f5Russian towns ranged from glamorous imperial capitals (St. Petersburg and Moscow) to humble backwaters hardly distinguishable from the villages that surrounded them. Some were located in the heart of the empire; others occupied sites on the periphery. Some had existed for centuries; others were called into existence by Peter I or Catherine II. Some have receded into the shadows; others are still "on the map" so to speak.