Sunday, May 29, 2022

Peter the Great was no saint

Commentary in Politico suggest Vladimir Putin is no Peter the Great because he has failed to stop murder and rape in Ukraine. But this tapestry of Peter shows him looking pretty pleased with the carnage of the Battle of Poltava in Ukraine in the background.

Battle was raging between Russian forces and the army of Charles XII of Sweden, marking the beginning of Russian hegemony in Northern Europe.