The Kindness of Peter the Great

Peter the Great’s former wife Eudoxia (supposedly stuck in a nunnery) took a lover- Stepan Glebov- Peter the Great had the man impaled.‚  Due to the coldness of the Russian winter in 1692, Peter the Great ordered that Stepan Glebov be dressed in a fur coat, so that he would slowly die of his horrific impaling rather than of the cold.‚  According to Dostoevsky’s “The Idiot”, “He was fifteen hours on the stake in the frost, in a fur coat, and died bearing no ill-will towards any man.”

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Joel Gross

Joel Gross is the CEO of Coalition Technologies.