Russian Empire
Российская империя
Timeline: Principia Moderni IV (Map Game)

OTL equivalent: Russia
Russian Empire Flag (PMIV) Lesser Coat of Arms of Russian Empire
Flag Coat of arms
Russian Provinces PMIV
Map of 1689 Russia with labeled provinces
(and largest city)
Other cities Feodorburg, Tsaritsyn, Rostov, Riga, Chelyabinsk, Omsk, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk, Sakhatsk, Gorod Vostok, Port Sibir
Language Russian
Religion Orthodox Christianity
Ethnic Groups
  others Germanic Baltic, Polish, Turkic, Ruthenian
Demonym Russian
Government Absolute Monarchy
  legislature Monarchy Government
Population 20.5 million 
Independence from 1421 (Founding of the Boyardom)
  declared 1711 (Russia was declared an Empire)
Currency Ruble(RUB)

The Russian Empire or Russia is a country in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. The Empire stretches from Poland to Pacific in Siberia. The country was formed by the Novgorod after sparking Revolution in Muscovy and other Russian vassal states of the Golden Horde in the 1400s and 1410s. The Timurids invaded the Horde from the South in the 1st days of the beginning of Russian reunification. Russia after the Time of Troubles was Russia's last defining conflict. The False Dimitri Tsar bolstered by the slavocratic Boyars rebelled followed by a Serf Rebellion lead by Saltykov and Leon Petrov. The Civil War (1587-1592) say the complete destruction of the noble class and the quelling of peasants, Tsar Dimitri became the unquestioned ruler of Russia, taking charge only from him and his advisors. Russia now stands as equals to the Tsardom of Belka, and reigns a showdown over its tributary of the Tsardom of Poland.


Kiev Rus



Tsar Vladimir

Tsar Dimitri

Ivan and Vladimir II

Michail I of Russia

Portrait of the Mad Czar Ivan

Rule of Alexander

The Rule of Alexander Rurik begin following the abdication of Vladimir II Putin to advocate settlement in Siberia. Tsar Alexander as a first major act to that of the prince's and the noble extreme minority was to make a compromise between himself and the others for the capital. Novgorod, the historic capital of Russia was to be the Summer capital, whilst Moscow was to become the winter and secondary capital.

Art depicting fighting in Anatolia

Czar Vladimir in 1633 following the Belkan Grand Patriarch's call to arms for Crusade against the Ottoman Sultanate. Russia did contribute but the total number of soldiers never went past triple digits in the thousands. Russia had sent 60,000 soldiers to Belka which were promtply used to good effect. The Tsar in secret negotiations had to abandon his idea of a Russian controlled Paphlagonia near Pontus, and instead settled for annexing two Black Sea Ports of Antalya (renamed Port Alexander) and Mersin. 

In 1648 the Tsardom reached the Pacific Ocean (the Vostok Sea). This began the Sakha Crisis, with the forced relocation of the Khanates peoples to a special area known as Yakutia located on the Korean border. The Sino-Korean leadership, was enraged at any Russian incursuion into Sakha, ignorantly forgettign the 1644 Treaty which they had signed with Russia.  The area of Sakha was colonized, and with it, came the port of Markovgrad, named after the Russian diplomat to China (the city would later be renamed Gorod Vostok or "Vostok City"). Russian expansion would be continually unhindered after the Sakha Crisis.

The Westernizer: Rule of Feodor

The Rule of Feodor would be a time of great change in Russia. One of his first rules was to enact a beard tax on Russia's nobility in a change to make them appear more western. Whilst he didn't really change into western apparel Feodor did often wear western style shirts under his imperial garb. The Tsar, influenced by provocations by the tsardoms neighbors towards other countries lead the Tsardom into a successful yet failed, and two failed wars against the Polish and Khanate. In the tsars autobiography it is claimed in his final days that "if wasn't for those Korean yellow men we would've had our people pouring into the 'former' Khanate by now." The War with the Polish was more of a gesture of reluctance as the Russian army was fighting on two fronts 1,000 miles away from each other.

The Militarist: Rule of Pyotr

Tsar Pyotr took power in 1680 following the death of Tsar Feodor. Pyotr managed to with Military pressure get a increasingly Hostile Poland to back down from threats of sparking a continental war against the Russo-Burgundian alliance. Pyotr also modernized the army heavily, adopting western style uniforms and improving the arms industry.
Russian Great Northern War

Russian troops at the Battle of Kursk during the Russian Civil War (1702-1711)

Colonization of Arcadia

Unalaska 1816

Painting of the port of Danila in the Aluetia Colony, circa 1685

List of Tsars


Russian Army

Russian Navy



String Baroque

Vasily Tropinin - The Guitarist

Painting of a Russian String Baroque guitarist, circa 1682

String Baroque is a form of baroque that formed in Russia around the late 1670s and early 1680s. String Baroque has two sub-genres, Vodka Baroque, usually talking about "crazy" experiences after getting drunk, and the Downs. The Downs usually talks about hardships mainly in work, life, or in relationships.