The reign of Peter the Great ushered in sweeping reforms which transformed Russian culture from the medieval to a more advance modern society. Advances in education military, art and architecture would bring the Russian society within the European community. Peter created a westernized attitude that would enable Russia to compete and surpass Europe.
<ul><li>Hermitage Museum, has a vast collection of Russian and human art and artifacts, has swollen to fill six buildings, the largest and most appropriate being St. Petersburg’s Winter Palace, once home of the Tzar’s. </li></ul>.
<ul><li>Lomonosov Mihailo Vasilevich, 1711-1765 </li></ul><ul><li>He was the first Russian scientist who was accepted in the academy of science in St. Petersburg. He was the one who invented the theory of Russian language and developed the literature theory. </li></ul>
The 18 th Century is the period of vast, rapid growth would challenge the people of Russia for the next two centuries . The ground work that Peter laid would create the foundation of the development for the future. Peter the Great began a new era in Russian history, known as the Imperial age. The future was set for the Russian by the great vision and enourmous determination of Peter the Great.