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The time a Russian Tsar worked as a dockworker

Painting of Peter the Great

PortandTerminal.com, October 8, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Peter the Great was the founder of the Russian navy and the first tsar ever to venture outside of his country’s borders. He is also known for founding and developing the eponymous city of Saint Petersburg, which remained the capital of Russia until 1917. Peter was born in 1672 at a time when …

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