prior to the 20th century russia was rule by a?

russia

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yes but it was a dictatorship , constitutional monarch . autocracy ? what

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  • 8 years ago
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    It was an absolute monarchy (which is a form of autocracy, but the term autocracy is too general of a term). An absolute monarch has no limits to his/her power, but he/she is a monarch, and most of the time, one inherits the position by virtue of one's birth.

    Russian Rulers from 842 or 862 C.E.-1917:

    Princes of Novrograd:

    1) Rurik (r. 862-879)

    2) Oleg of Novrograd (r. 879-882) (really Regent, and not Prince)

    Grand Princes of Kiev:

    1) Askold and Dir (r. 842 or 862-882)

    2) Oleg of Novrograd (r. 882-912) (really Regent, and not Prince)

    3) Igor I (r. 913-945)

    4) Olga of Kiev (r. 945-962) (really Regent, and not Prince)

    5) Sviatoslav I (r. 962-972)

    6) Yaropolk I (r. 972-980)

    7) Vladimir I (r. 978-1015)

    8) Sviatopolk I (r. 1015-1016)

    9) Yaroslav I (r. 1016-1018)

    10) Sviatopolk I (r. 1018-1019)

    11) Yaroslav I (r. 1019-1054)

    12) Iziaslav I (r. 1054-1068)

    13) Vseslav of Polotsk (r. 1068-1069)

    14) Iziaslav I (r. 1069-1073)

    15) Sviatoslav II (r. 1073-1076)

    16) Vsevolod I (r. 1077)

    17) Iziaslav I (r. 1077-1078)

    18) Vsevolod I (r. 1078-1093)

    19) Sviatopolk II (r. 1093-1113)

    20) Vladimir II (r. 1113-1125)

    21) Mstislav (r. 1125-1132)

    22) Yaropolk II (r. 1132-1139)

    23) Viacheslav I (r. 1139)

    24) Vsevolod II (r. 1139-1146)

    25) Igor II (r. 1146)

    26) Iziaslav II (r. 1146-1149)

    27) Yuri I (r. 1149-1150)

    28) Viacheslav I (r. 1150)

    29) Iziaslav II (r. 1150)

    30) Yuri I (r. 1150-1151)

    31) Iziaslav II (r. 1151-1154)

    32) Viacheslav I (r. 1151-1154)

    33) Rostislav I (r. 1154-1155)

    34) Iziaslav III (r. 1155)

    35) Yuri I (r. 1155-1157)

    36) Iziaslav III (r. 1157-1158)

    37) Mstislav II (r. 1158-1159)

    38) Rostislav I (r. 1159-1161)

    39) Iziaslav III (r. 1161)

    40) Rostislav I (r. 1161-1167)

    41) Vladimir III (r. 1167)

    42) Mstislav II (r. 1167-1169)

    Grand Princes of Vladimir:

    1) Andrei I (r. 1157-1174)

    2) Mikhail I (r. 1174)

    3) Yaropolk (r. 1174-1175)

    4) Mikhail I (r. 1175-1176)

    5) Vsevolod III (r. 1176-1212)

    6) Yuri II (r. 1212-1216)

    7) Konstantin of Rostov (r. 1216-1218)

    8) Yuri II (r. 1218-1238)

    9) Yaroslav II (r. 1238-1246)

    10) Sviatoslav III (r. 1246-1248)

    11) Mikhail Khorobrit (r. 1248)

    12) Sviatoslav III (r. 1248-1249)

    13) Andrey II (r. 1249-1252)

    14) Alexander I (r. 1252-1263)

    15) Yaroslav III (r. 1264-1271)

    16) Vasily of Kostroma (r. 1272-1277)

    17) Dmitry of Pereslavl (r. 1277-1281)

    18) Andrey III (r. 1281-1283)

    19) Dmitry of Pereslavl (r. 1283-1293)

    20) Andrey III (1293-1304)

    21) Michael of Tver (r. 1304-1318)

    22) Yuri (III) of Moscow (r. 1318-1322)

    23) Dmitry I (r. 1322-1326)

    24) Alexander of Tver (r. 1326-1327)

    25) Alexander of Suzdal (r. 1327-1328)

    26) Ivan I of Moscow (r. 1328-1340)

    Grand Princes of Moscow:

    1) Ivan I (r. 1325-1340)

    2) Simeon (r. 1340-1353)

    3) Ivan II (r. 1353-1359)

    4) Dmitry I (r. 1359-1389)

    5) Vasily I (r. 1389-1425)

    6) Vasily II (r. 1425-1462)

    7) Ivan III (r. 1462-1505)

    8) Vasily III (r. 1505-1533)

    9) Ivan IV (r. 1533-1547)

    Tsars of Russia:

    1) Ivan IV (r. 1547-1584)

    2) Feodor I (r. 1584-1598)

    3) Irina (r. 1598) (disputed)

    4) Boris I (r. 1598-1605)

    5) Feodor II (r. 1605)

    6) Vasiliy IV (r. 1606-1610)

    7) Vladislav I (r. 1610-1612)

    8) Michael I (r. 1613-1645)

    9) Alexis I (r. 1645-1676)

    10) Feodor III (r. 1676-1682)

    11) Sophia (r. 1682-1689) (Regent, and not a Czar)

    12) Ivan V (r. 1682-1696) (jointly with Peter I)

    13) Peter I (r. 1682-1721) (from 1682-1696, jointly with Ivan V)

    Emperors of Russia:

    1) Peter I (r. 1721-1725)

    2) Catherine I (r. 1725-1727)

    3) Peter II (r. 1727-1730)

    4) Anna (r. 1730-1740)

    5) Ivan VI (r. 1740-1741) (disputed)

    6) Elizabeth (r. 1741-1762)

    7) Peter III (r. 1762)

    8) Catherine II (r. 1762-1796)

    9) Paul I (r. 1796-1801)

    10) Alexander I (r. 1801-1825)

    11) Constantine I (r. 1825) (disputed)

    12) Nicholas I (r. 1825-1855)

    13) Alexander II (r. 1855-1881)

    14) Alexander III (r. 1881-1894)

    15) Nicholas II (r. 1894-1917)

    16) Michael II (r. 1917) (disputed)

  • 8 years ago

    Well it looks like a homework question, and you should pay attention in class, Russia was ruled by a autocratic monarchy that is all government policies and all laws were dealt with by the Monarch (Tsar).

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Tsar Nicholas was an autocratic ruler. He had the Duma to make the laws but, if he didn't like them he would just over rule them. It wasn't for personal financial gain however, it was simply because he thought he really did know better than them.

    He was an Autocrat.

  • 8 years ago

    Russia was ruled by a czar (also spelled tsar). A czar is a king.

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  • 8 years ago

    Czar, like a king. Monarchy. Romanov family.

  • 8 years ago

    It was ruled by Tsarina Alix

  • 8 years ago

    (sniff, sniff...)

    Anyone else around here smell anything? I coulda sworn I caught a whiff of fresh homework...

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