Muscovy (also known as the Grand Duchy of Moscow (Великое Княжество Московское), or the Grand Principality of Moscow), was a late medieval Rus' principality centered on Moscow and the predecessor state of the early modern Tsardom of Russia. ...more

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Russia will never be really civilized, because it was civilized too soon. Peter has a genius for imitation; but he lacked true genius, which is creative and makes all from nothing. ... His first wish was to make Germans or Englishmen, when he ought to have been making Russians; and he prevented his subjects from ever becoming what they might have been by persuading them that they were what they are not.
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Norman Davies
The formula Muscovy + Ukraine = Russia does not feature in the Russians’ own version of their history; but it is fundamental.
Norman Davies, Europe: A History

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