The Muscovite period in Russia
The Muscovite period spanned 1350-1750, it was a time of urbanization, growing government, and expanding territories. During this time the Tsarist regime was established, and a parliament was imposed. St. Petersburg was built, and trade routes, and ports were established. Russia reached it's pinnacle under Peter the Great, finally conquering the Swedish and mending some other foreign relations. Russia is roughly ten times the size of Alaska and is one of the largest countries in the world. It spans 5,700 miles and 11 time zones and includes the Caucasus mountains.