This 5 brides russian movie needs additional citations for verification. Yelisaveta or Elizaveta, was the Empress of Russia from 1741 until her death. Her domestic policies allowed the nobles to gain dominance in local government while shortening their terms of service to the state.
The portrait of Elizabeth as Venus, painted in the 1710s for the Grand Peterhof Palace. Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, by his second wife, Catherine I. As a child, Elizabeth was the particular favorite of her father. She resembled him both physically and temperamentally. She was a bright girl, if not brilliant, but received only a desultory formal education. Even though he adored his daughter, Peter did not devote time or attention to her education. Peter was enamored of western Europe, and much of his fame rests on his efforts to westernize Russia.
A corollary to this proclivity was his desire to see his children married into the royal houses of Europe, something which his predecessors had actually avoided. In 1724, Peter betrothed his daughters to two young princes, first cousins to each other, who hailed from the tiny north German principality of Holstein-Gottorp, and whose family was undergoing a period of political and economic stress. Peter II was on the throne. Her marriage prospects immediately dried up. Elizabeth’s response to the lack of marriage prospects was to take Alexis Shubin, a handsome sergeant in the Semyonovsky Guards regiment, as her lover. Elizabeth was gathering support in the background. After the death of Empress Anna, the regency of Anna Leopoldovna for the infant Ivan VI was marked by high taxes and economic problems.