Autocracy, Marriage, and Power in Early Modern Russia


Russell Martin is a professor of History at Westminster College focusing on autocracy, marriage, power and the Romanov dynasty in early modern Russia. He is the author of many books and articles. His most recent book is A Bride for the Tsar: Bride-Shows and Marriage Politics in Early Modern Russia.



Russell Martin, “Eulogy for Ned Keenan.”

Greg Afinogenov, “Breaking Muscovy’s Silence: Edward Keenan, 1935-2015.”

Russell Martin, “Dowries, Diplomacy, and Marriage Politics in Muscovy.”

Russell Martin, “A Reappreciation of Sergei Fedorovich Platonov’s Ocherki po istorii smuty.”


The Smiths, “There is a Light That Never Goes Out,” The Queen is Dead, 1986.