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TitleCopy telegram from Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia, to 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], Foreign Office, London; 23 Nov 1870.
Date23 November 1870
Content DescriptionComments that the Russian despatch avoids the issue of Russia's right to make this declaration [concerning the Treaty of Paris 1856]; the Emperor wished to appeal to the British Government's sense of justice; Prince Gorchakov regrets the British objection to the form in which the question was brought forward, but the current situation in Europe prevents the adoption of another; he is happy for other powers to consult with each other on this matter, and Russia will join in; hopes a more satisfactory answer will be adopted; hopes foreign representatives at Constantinople will maintain reserve on this matter.
Termtreaties, Treaty of Paris 1856, Russian repudiation

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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
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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