The reign of Alexander II is associated with important reforms significantly changed the internal situation in the country. In 1861 serfdom was abolished, and then conducted a financial reform, laid the foundations of the capitalist economy. Eliminated the military settlements. Uprisings in different regions of the country led to more elaborate organization of the political unit. At the end of the reign were prepared reform, limiting the autocracy. All of this brought the Emperor the title of "Liberator".
In foreign policy, we have achieved major successes: joined Central Asia and Turkestan, Northern Caucasus, Transbaikalia, the far East, Bessarabia, a part of Georgia. Completed the Crimean war. In the late 1870s was the last Russo-Turkish war, after which finally managed to make peace with the Ottoman Empire. In 1867, due to the economic unprofitability Alaska was sold to the United States.
Since 1867, it once again lowers the weight of the copper coins, which this time minted unchanged for 50 years until the Revolution (changed only the monogram). From 1859 changed the design of the silver coins, which also hardly will change in the future. You receive the gold coin in denomination of 3 rubles.
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