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Samuel Collins, On the Present State of Russia
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Study Questions

  1. What is your impression of the author? Does he strike you as a reliable witness?

  2. How would you describe Alexei? What are the main themes that Collins emphasizes?

  3. What can you conclude from Collins’s description about the way that Russia is governed?

  4. 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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