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I praise loudly; I blame softly.




Catherine II ("The Great"), 1729-1796, Empress of Russia, Quoted in Evdokimov, The Complete Works of Catherine II, 1893

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Catherine II, also known as Catherine the Great (Екатери́на Вели́кая, Yekaterina Velikaya), born Princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst, was Empress of Russia from 1762 until 1796, the country's longest-ruling female leader. She came to power following a coup d'état when her husband, Peter III, was overthrown. Under her reign, Russia was revitalized; it grew larger and stronger, and was recognised as one of the great powers of Europe.

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