Almost a rhetorical question: why Peter 1 called Great?

exclusive position of Peter the Russian monarchs, among other highlights at least the fact that even after the October Revolution to his memory fairly treated with respect.Cities that are named after him (except in Petrograd) have not been renamed, the monument "The Bronze Horseman", unlike the other monuments of the kings, was thrown from its pedestal, and so on - a lot of examples.It turns out that even the Bolsheviks especially resented, why and why one is named Peter the Great;in any case, of angry objections from them, it probably did not cause.

Youth of Peter 1 ended quite early - at age seventeen, he became the de facto head of a large state.From the first steps of the young king showed himself as a fierce opponent of the old order, which he would not be considered in any large or small.He wanted absolute power, in the way to which he was able not only to destroy or neutralize the open enemies (particularly suppressed Streltsy revolt inspired its consolidated half-sister of his father, Princess

Sophia Alexeyevna), but also to achieve unquestioning obedience to all higher officials, to no avail trying toinitially manipulated.Even then, at the very beginning of his reign, the prerequisites to the fact that the question of why one is named Peter the Great King, is now perceived as almost rhetorical.The failure of the first years of his rule - for example, not too successful war with Turkey - did not discourage Peter the Great, and after a long foreign trip of his vigorous energy has found the main vector of its applications: scrap all the old and immediate urgent reforms in the European manner.Despite his youth, he knew that otherwise the Russian state is destined to continue to be on the outskirts of civilization.Just having won their legal right to the throne, Peter was not willing to settle for the title of lord "Muscovite barbarians" as contemptuously styled the Russians in Europe.Hard, sometimes very severely, he, in the figurative expression of the poet ASPushkin, "Russia lifted her on his hind legs," to show the world of what this country is considered to be semi-wild with skilful and resolute leadership.

Elan, incredible scale and success of the reform - that's what, and why one is named Peter the Great Emperor.For a few years he was able to bring Russia into the number of the most powerful world powers to create a fundamentally new and powerful army, to build a powerful fleet radically reform the governance arrangements to make changes in virtually all spheres of government.The board of Peter the Great is unparalleled in Russian history the pace and depth of modernization, and the great king (from 1721 - the first Russian emperor) is certainly one of the most prominent and dynamic personalities among the monarchs of all nations and peoples.Even a very short list of his achievements is enough to understand why one is named Peter the Great Tsar.He earned the title all its not too long, but quite bright, rich and creative life.