In numerous successful wars he expanded the tsardom into a huge empire that became a major European power.
Russia has won three major international titles: , , although later dethroned, and.
Upon the expulsion of the from Moscow in 1612, the Zemsky Sobor offered the Russian crown to several Rurikid and princes, but all declined the honour.
A gathering of members of the Romanov family in 1892, at the summer military manoeuvres in.
Michael's grandson , who established the in 1721, transformed the country into a through a series of wars and reforms.
Peter and Paul Fortress where they along with several loyal servants who were killed with them were interred in a special chapel in the near the tombs of their ancestors.