- Feb 2019
Well, that was one reason. Another one was that he wanted a port in the Baltic to project power and to build a new ''western'' capital to emulate Western Europe.St. Petersburg was the capital because Peter the Great wanted to open to Western Europe.
If I understood correctly you read something in a fictional web-novel, took it at face value and now believe it as if it were factual?Since the Chinese webnovel Mythic Three Kingdoms mentions the area around Yekaterinburg, it can be a responsible choice of capital
How? They already conquered pretty much all of it by the time Nicholas came to power and from my understanding the settler colonialism was going well. I don't see the reason to concentrate settlers in Siberia for no reason.if Russia wants to establish itself further in Central Asia.