But Sweden too was unable to resist the pressure from the east. Russia needed 'a window on the West' which was cut through during the Great Northern War, 1700-21. Now Estonians had to obey the Tsar's officials in addition to local landlords.


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The palace at Kadriorg, Tallinn, commissioned by Peter the Great. The architect was Niccolo Michetti. Colour print by J.Steingrübel-Zanna, 1835.

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