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Emelian Ivanovich Pugachev

(c. 1742—1775)

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A people in south Russia. They were descended from refugees from religious persecution in Poland and Muscovy, and from peasants fleeing the taxes and obligations of the feudal system. Settling in ...
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Transliteration of the name of Grigori Aleksandrovich Potyomkin, a favourite of Empress Catherine II of Russia, who reputedly gave the order for sham villages to be built for the empress's tour of ...
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A person who puts themself forward as having a rightful claim to someone else's throne. False claims have been put forward by such pretenders as Lambert Simnel and Perkin Warbeck, who claimed the ...
Pugachev, Emelian Ivanovich

Pugachev, Emelian Ivanovich (c.1742–75)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Military History

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leader of the most dangerous peasant revolt in Russian history. A Don Cossack with charismatic gifts, Pugachev served in the

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