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TitleCopy letter from Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia, to 2nd Earl Granville [G.Leveson-Gower], Foreign Office, London; 28 Dec 1870.
Date28 December 1870
Content DescriptionReports that he has no evidence of an understanding between Austria and Russia regarding Rumania; this would be inconsistent with Hungary's attitude to the Black Sea; he has been told that the political position of the Principalities is very inconvenient to their neighbours, as it is difficult to obtain redress from grievances against them, because their government feels itself safe under the Sultan's protection, and the Porte does not hold itself responsible for the acts of its dependencies; there is apprehension at Constantinople that Prince Charles intends to extend his authority by means of the London Conference; the Porte will protest if Rumanian affairs are raised at the Conference; Prince Gorchakov supports the Porte on this matter.
Termtreaties, Treaty of Paris 1856, Russian repudiation
Turkish affairs, 'Eastern Question'
politics, Turkish, foreign policy

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6888Abdülaziz (1830-1876); Sultan of Turkey; (succeeded 1861)1830-1876
NA141Gorchakov; Alexander M. (1798-1883); Prince; Russian Foreign Minister1798-1883
NA6722Carol I (1839-1914 ); King of Roumania; (prince 1866; king 1881)1839-1914
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6137Gower; Granville G. Leveson- (1815-1891); 2nd Earl Granville; diplomat M.P. statesman1815-1891
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