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Russia sposition so far to the east of the main highways of European travel explains only in part the tourists hitherto almost total disregard of her attractions. It has long been considered a nation apart, more to be shunned than visited. The temper of Russia, which isO riental rather thanE uropean, has, until recent years, sustained her in an onigiBC fc, self-sufficient attitude toward theW est, jT othe Russian, Russia was the world, The vague empires beyond her borders had little significance for her. When Peter the First succeeded A lexis, and elaborated into a westernising campaign his fathers tentative efforts to introduce foreign crafts, theM uscovites fought him with sullen obstinacy. They regarded his ambition as treason. The Russians under the Romanovs were scarcely more modernised than the subjects of Rurik and I gor. Their resistance to the dogmatic Peter counted little, at least in externals. Reforms were rigorously put in force to satisfy his passion for things European. St.
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