>note the plural - there were three of them.
Four of Five actually. Maybe more, back than everyone claimed to be Dimitry X--D
>The Time of Troubles
This therm have funny translation. However it not beated "terrible Ivan"
>In the end the times of troubles were solved by the accession to the throne by Mikhail I, the first Romanov, and a nephew of the last Tsar of the Rurik dynasty.
It is funny how was almost accepted son of polish kind, who wil later be known as Władysław IV Vasa, but was two uprisings against it. One of supporters of uprisings was otrtodox church who was feared that with ruler from chatolic country they will not be priveleged as they was before (yes, ortodox temples accepted rule of golden horde because golden horde accepted them to live without taxes, this guys cares about themselfs much more than about actual people). As you know, second of this uprisings by Minin and Pozharsky was sucsessful. It was quite easy to bring people against poland prince and boyars after smuta where a lot boyars showed who they are. With support of Ortodox priests even more easy. Is it coincedence that when on meeting after uprising they decided who would rule after, they choosed son of Patriarch of Ortodox Church? Hmm, what a coincidences!
Monuments to Minin and Pojarsky one of the most famous memorials in russia, I bet you seen them. Also, I reccomend you to read much more about that period. About Boris Godunov and memes of poor year of 1601-1603 (I hope I get date right), where was very bad weather and was no harvest at all, and it was very hungry year. In this times, also unstable after last years of Rurik Dynasty and it's end, that caused more local insstability, hell lot of dead people, high crime rate. People blamed that god now hate russia because there no Ruricovich on throne, it not gived any points to Boris Godunov obviously. Actual cause of such poor weather was some south american volcano https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huaynaputina
, but who cares.
Also it is notable to point, that from this times role of Boyars will be more and more less, and other socium estate - Dvoryane, will take their roles. Of cource Smuta and it's results don't played in favor of Boyars as you may see, by Godunov reputation, also by Vasili Shuisky, by actual agreements with Wladislav... smuta was pure time of memes. Don't forget son of Godunov who was on throne for like 5 minutes, lol. Poor guy, he was just little kid who liked grammar and maps, if only EC existed back than!
First romanovs and westernisation?... eeh, after Smuta russia was poor country without any progress, that was far behind other progressive world and for many years even if we evolved, it was as slow as possible. Lost of territories, reparations to many ccountries, like sweden, changing roles of many social instinutes, but same times - by culture, by any other things there was almost no progress. Of cource it's all changed radically, very radically with Peter I, who was firs romanov who worthed something, althought is very controversial historical figure. Maybe not like stalin of cource, but still.
Reformation of Ortodox stuff was a funny story by itslef. It was not like a reformation, but actual research of origins of religion. It is figuret out, that A LOT OF THINGS WAS POORLY TRANSLATED ON RUSSIAN BACK THAN and that WHOLE TIME WE PRAIZED GOD WRONG! But a lot people was of cource for tradition
, they exist still today, some of them lives in SOUTH AMERICA (sad that not near that metioned volcano, it'd be MAXIMUM LEVEL OF IRONY THAT CAN BE POSSIBLY ACHIVED.
The other things that was happened during early Romanovs is of cource, Uprisings. Whole this centuary was known as "centuary of uprisings). After smuta russia was piss poor (well like something unusual but still) and many attempts of economical reforms by new tasrs goverments (will metion again that early romanovs by itslef as people was mostly potato-level) was very and very meh. It caused Bread riots in Pskov and Novgorod, famous 1648 Salt uprisings where taxes on Salt - one of the most important products in medival was rised to crazy levels, or Copper riots, when during war with poland in 1650-1660s (another interesting thing on which I want attract your attention: all this story in times when ukraine already kinda become ukraine, and when it was part of Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth and Getman of left side from Dnepr river Bogdan Hmelnitsky asked russia to accept them with cities and towns and kinda after this war smolensk and huge chunk of ukraine come part of russia. Smolensk is also meme city who often was between two fires in infinity wars with poland. More wars than with poland russia had only with turkey most probably.)
when economics went to shit and goverment decided to star making hell lot of Copper coins instead silver ones. Of cource it for many obvious reasons start hyperinflation zimbabwe-tier and caused rioys.
But one of the uprisings that I want to metion separatly - one of the most famous Uprisings in russian history, Uprising of cossac Stepan Razin
who become a leader for many not heppy pesants. You know, this was times, when whole medival society system start changing. as I metioned - Dvoryanstvo in many ways start replacing Boyarstvo, and same time for same reasons that connected to each other Pesants start becoming SLAVES. And this uprisings was one of the first ones of pesants that was not agree with new laws against their rights and also how with new system goverment start actually becoming modern goverment, that affect all sides of political, social and economical life of every man inside country. I point it there so hare because it's changes is most important points that changed society of russians from medival to more modern times and also one of the most important answers on questions, why and how russia ftom Moscow Principaty of late ruricoviches become Russian Empire of Romanovs, and how society and culture of Empire was formed.Also, I see you skiped Ivan IV and all his period for the most part.