Purpose of this mission is to deal with the ottoman empire. He has ambitions to spread russian power towards the black sea. To get a port somewhere through the black sea. Creates a holy alliance with the western empires. Franz lefort (he wants the alliance, helping peter improve his situation) (cid:498)elephant(cid:499) in the room is peter the great in disguise. Grand tour (cid:523)robert spencer(cid:524) known as (cid:498)overseas experience(cid:499) Ottoman empire is in the way of what peter envisions russia to be. Doesn"t exist in russia so they will bring them. Bring those ideas to change major institutions in russia. 1682: streltsy uprising/co-emperor with ivan v. (half-sister sophie the real power) Peters mother forced him to get married at the age of 16. Tries to capture the land (cid:523)doesn"t succeed first time(cid:524) William iii of england (head of dutch netherlands and england) He rents a house for him and his jolly company.