"When I have promised myself something I cannot recall ever having failed to do it."
--Catherine II "The Great"
(02 MAY 1729 - 17 NOV 1796)Legendary Russian Leader and Empress of All Russia. She grew the borders of Russia, revitalized its culture, founded many new cities, the first state-financed higher education for women in Europe and her Catherinian Era is considered a Golden Age of Russia.
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