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The World’s Story A History of the World in Story, Song and Art Volume 22 Russia Edited by Eva March Tappan

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The World’s Story A History of the World In Story, Song and Art Volume 22 Russia Copyright © 2020 by Libraries of Hope, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior written permission of the publisher. International rights and foreign translations available only through permission of the publisher. The World’s Story, A History of the World in Story, Song and Art, edited by Eva March Tappan. (Original copyright 1914) Cover Image: Arrival of Tsars Piotr and Ioann, by Ilya Repin (1900). In public domain, source Wikimedia Commons. Libraries of Hope, Inc. Appomattox, Virginia 24522 Website www.librariesofhope.com Email: librariesofhope@gmail.com Printed in the United States of America


CONTENTS RUSSIA

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FOLK-TALES AND EARLY HISTORY

THE IMP AND THE CRUST .

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From "Twenty-Three Tales by Tolstoy."

Count Leo Tolstoy

THE STORY OF IRON AND THE POISON WATER

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From the Kaleoala

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Herodotus From "Stories of the East from Herodotus," retold by Alfred J. Church. THE VENGEANCE OF QUEEN OLGA From the Chronicle of Nestor John S. C. Abbott VLADIMIR IN SEARCH OF A RELIGION From "The Empire of Russia."

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Translated by John Martin Crawford.

THE COUNTRY AND CUSTOMS OF THE ScYTHIANS •

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II. IN THE DAYS OF IVAN THE TERRIBLE

John S. C. Abbott

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Frances A. Shaw

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Nikolai V. Gogol

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Frances A. Shaw

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Bayard Taylor

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Dmitri Afercjkowski

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John S. C. Abbott

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How RussIA WAS FREED FROM THE TARTARS

From "The Empire of Russia."

IVAN THE TERRIBLE .

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From "A Brief History of Russia."

LIFE AT THE SETCH

From "Taras Bulba."

THE FALSE CZAR .

From "A Brief History of Russia."

THE KREMLIN OF Moscow

From "Travels in Greece and Russia." III.

PETER THE GREAT

A �IORNING WITH PETER THE GREAT

From "Peter and Alexis."

How ST. PETERSBURG WAS BUILT

From "The Empire of Russia."

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A SUPPOSED LETTER FROM AN ENGLISH ARCHITECT

M a11rice Baring 100

From "Dead Letters.'


CONTENTS IV. FRm.1 CATHERINE THE G REAT TO THE INVASION OF NAPOLEON A DAY WITH CATHERINE THE GREAT BORODINO THE BURNING OF

l\Ioscow

Adrian Moyseevich Gribovski 111

• Alexander Sergeyevitch ,Pushkin

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Louis Adolphe Thiers 121 From "History of the Consulate and the Empire." THE CROSSING OF THE BERESINA RIVER . John S. C. Abbott 126 From "The History of Napoleon Bonaparte." V. POLAND THE SURRENDER OF KAMENYETZ •

From "Pan Michael."

POLAND OR RUSSIA? .

From "Thaddeus of Warsaw."

TklE DI\'ISION OF POLAND .

Henryk Sienkiewicz 137 Jane Porter 150 Sir &lwin Amold 159

VI. SIBERIA THE CONQUEST OF SIBERIA YER.\IAK How PARDON WAS WON FOR AN EXILE

Count Leo Tolstoy 165 A folk-song 177

Madame Sophie Risteau Cottin 180 From "Elizabeth, or the Exiles of Siberia." ON THE :\IARCH TO SIBERIA . Baroness M. de Packh 186 From "Twenty Years in Siberia, and Leaves from My Russian Diary." IN A TARTAR TENT . • • Lindon Bates, Jr. 193 From "The Russian Road to China." VII . A CORONATION AND THREE WARS

. Count van Moltke From "Field-Marshal Count Moltke's Letters from Russia." THE E::u:ANCIPATION OF THE SERFS . Hezekiah Butter.v orlh THE TAKING OF THE V ILLAGE Vsyei·olod Mikhailovitch Garshin From "Stories from Garshin." THE C APTURE OF A REDOUBT Vasili Vasilevich Vereshchagin From "The War Correspondent." C OALING AT SEA . Commander Vladimir Semenojf From "Rasplata" ("The Reckoning"). THE C ORONATION OF ALEXANDER II

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CONTENTS VIII.

LIFE IN MODERN RUSSIA

THE RACES ON THE NEVA •

From "A Winter in Russia." A LITTLE JEWISH GIRL IN RUSSIA

TMoplzile Gautier 243 Mary A 11/iu

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Ed11a Dean Proctor

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From "The Promised Land." THE FAIR OF NIJNI-N OVGOR0D

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