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1741—As a result of a Palace Revolution Peter the Great's illegitimate daughter Elizabeth becomes Russias new Empress.
The former tzar is imprisoned and later killed. The new Russian Empress Elizabeth I promises to abolish executions, and in 1754 she fulfills her promise.

1240—The Tartar-Mongol Army occupies Kiev.
The city is surrounded by the army of Baty-khan. The whole city is destroyed. Baty decides not to kill the Kiev governor Dmitry on account of Dmitrys courage.

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