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TitleCopy telegram from Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia, to 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], Foreign Office, London; 16 Nov 1870.
Date16 November 1870
Content DescriptionReports that if the Porte resents Russia's declaration, then Russia will support the Christian populations of the Turkish Empire to rise against the Turks; Russia does not object to other powers discussing Russia's declaration, but the Emperor's decision is irrevocable; the British Government's view is that the declaration precludes discussion; Russia's view is that the British did not object to the abrogations of the treaties respecting Hanover and the German Confederation.
Termtreaties, Treaty of Paris 1856, Russian repudiation
Turkish affairs, 'Eastern Question'
politics, Russian, foreign policy
foreign policy, Russian
politics, Turkish, foreign policy
foreign policy, Turkish

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6192Alexander II (1818-1881); Emperor of all the Russias; (succeeded 1855)1818-1881
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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