The great Tsarina Anna is dead. Long live Maria II.
The Tsarina Maria II has decided to continue Anna's plan of Marching south through the Alps from Bavaria. Rome is a prize befiting an Empire the size of Russia. The Russian armies move West into Bavaria. In Sweden, the bruised and bloodied Northern army is slowly recuperating in Stockholm, but the Poles sensing a weakness, and strike North against Warsaw. Warsaw is taken, but the Prussians snap up the eastern-most Polish province. The Poles also march against Lvov, but the Russian Army in the Ukraine relieves the seige.
Russian forces are quickly shifted back to the east. The Austrian army marches North through Polish-occupied Hungary to recapture Warsaw. The Polish army in Warsaw meets the smaller Russian army on the field of battle. Casualties are heavy -- the Pole's Hungarian line is brave and fights with determination -- until the Prussian Cuirassier smash into them from the flank. Russian casualties are heavy -- but the back of the Polish resistance is broken. Warsaw will be retaken -- it cannot stand -- and the Poles will be taught a lesson. They are unnecessary now. They will be utterly smashed.
In India, our forces have held the line against the Marathas and Punjabis. That is enough -- no need to press forward here.
The century is coming to a close. It has been eventful, and Russia has expanded immensely. Russia has never given into the new fad of 'Democracy' or the rights of man. It has not developed as an 'enlightened' nation -- but it has the greatest empire the world has ever seen, spanning from Western Europe to Northern India, the Red Sea to the Arctic Ocean. Perhaps it cannot match the 'prestige' of a nation such as Britain -- but the only thing standing between Russian-speaking England is the good graces the Tsarina Maria II.