We must fulfill our "urge to the sea" and control trade routes
"Great". I like the sound of that.
What a great idea my tsar!
They aren't Finnish-ed Yet!
Vladimir! Stop staring and start conquering!
But I can see all of the Swedish fish from here.
Why couldn't we have occupied Hawaii?
During the modern era, the Russian Empire greatly expanded in all directions, beginning in the city state of Moscow, also called Muscovy.
Treaty of Nerchinsk
Siberia? More like Si-Brr-ia!
After the defeat of the Mongols, Russia moved west to occupy spaces previously occupied by the Golden Horde. Their territory eventually fulfilled their "urge to the sea" and stretched from Europe to the Pacific Ocean
Curse you Japanese, you have defeated us Russians
Russia continued to expand into the North Sea, invading Scandinavian countries such as Sweden and Finland.
Partition of Poland
Even though Russia only kept a few thousand soldiers in Siberia, China acknowledged that it was Russia's
Japan believed that Russia's expanding railroad across Manchuria was a threat, and the ensuing war proved Russia's weaknesses through embarrassing defeat.
The Poland-Lithuanian Commonwealth was gradually partitioned by Russia, Austria, and Prussia, until Poland was divided into three parts and ceased to exist.
Wow! It's snowing here like everywhere else we invade, what a coincidence!