Even though co-ruler Peter basically grew up out of Moscow where he played soldier and learned to sail.
In fact he developed a lifelong passion for sailing and the sea during his childhood when he restored an old boat and then learned to sail it.
Many of the buyers were foreign investors and companies.
In the late 1990’s, citizens were still concerned due to the weak economy.
But Sophia and her family lead a coup with the help of the Streltsy, an elite army unit that served as the Kremlin’s guard, that prevailed; Peter was forced to watch some of his men and friends killed.
Ivan and Peter were now co-rulers and Sophia was the regent.
Politicians began promoting deprivatization, which meant reversing previous privatizations and either having the state run them or reselling them to other entities.
As the privatization laws in Russia were not clearly defined, the reversals could occur due to something as simple as a paperwork error.
Unfortunately, his father died when Peter was only four years old. But Feodor was weak and sickly and so the empire was basically managed by Artamon Matveev until Feodor died just six years later when Peter was ten years old.
Matveev was one of Peter’s tutors and mentors and also head of the Nariyshkin family.