Document ReferenceBu 48/33/1-2
TitleCopy letter 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 most of the St Petersburg journals are in favour of the Russian Government's policy; they believe that Russia will be peaceably re-established in the Black Sea, because Austria, Britain and Turkey are unable to oppose them; some of them are in doubt as to the acquiescence of the other Great Powers.

Contains enclosure letter: "Memorandum by Mr Michell on the tone of the Russian Press with reference to Prince Gorchakov's Circular Despatch of October 19, 1870", quotes the enthusiastic reactions of the St Petersburg newspapers to the Russian declaration, and their denial that this was the outcome of a secret treaty between Russia and Prussia, and believe that no European power is in a position to oppose this in military terms.
Termtreaties, Treaty of Paris 1856, Russian repudiation
military campaigns, Crimean War 1853-6
military campaigns, Franco-Prussian War 1870-1
press, Russian

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6192Alexander II (1818-1881); Emperor of all the Russias; (succeeded 1855)1818-1881
NA141Gorchakov; Alexander M. (1798-1883); Prince; Russian Foreign Minister1798-1883
NA6757Michell; Thomas (fl 1866-1870); Mr; translator brother of J. Michellfl 1866-1870
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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