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Peter the Great Learns Shipbuilding

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Peter the Great wanted to transform Russia into a powerful country.  Among other things, he needed to build a navy.

To understand shipbuilding, he went to The Netherlands where he learned the art and craft by disguising himself as a worker.  This image depicts an artist's interpretation of the Tsar learning on-the-job.

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Image, by an unknown artist, of Peter the Great learning the art of shipbuilding in The Netherlands.  Online, via a Dutch-language website.

 

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