Talk:Samuel Collins, On the Present State of Russia
- What is your impression of the author? Does he strike you as a reliable witness?
- How would you describe Alexei? What are the main themes that Collins emphasizes?
- What can you conclude from Collins’s description about the way that Russia is governed?
- What are some of the ways in which Alexei maintains his aura of power? How do you think he wants to be perceived and how does he maintain this image?
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