Meet Vladimir Putin’s Role Model Tsar Nicholas I — Market Mad House
President Vladimir Putin models his career on the exploits of a historic Russian leader. However, it is not Stalin, Lenin, or Tsar Peter the Great. Instead, Putin’s role model is Tsar Nicholas I who ruled from 1825 to 1855.
Nicholas I was an autocratic ruler who suppressed dissent, centralized the state, and waged several expansionist wars. Notably, the Russian Empire reached its largest size under stretching from Alaska to Poland. Nicholas I’s reign saw the beginning of Russian industrialization and modernization.