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TitleCopy letter in French from Prince Gorchakov, Tsarskoé Sélo [Tsarskoye Selo], to Baron Brunnow, London, sent to 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], Foreign Office, London by Baron Brunnow; 30 Oct 1870.
Date30 October 1870
Content DescriptionEmphasises that Russia, repudiating the Treaty of 1856, is acting not out of hostility or in reaction to the establishment of a small, semi-independent state on one of its frontiers, but because the Treaty has repeatedly been infringed by those powers that were supposed to be its guardians; the present balance of power in the East is to Russia's disadvantage; the British Government would never consent to such a situation in its own waters; Russia and Britain have an equal desire to bring about reconciliation between the Porte and its Christian subjects; the Russian Government wishes to avoid any misunderstanding with the British Government.
Termtreaties, Treaty of Paris 1856, Russian repudiation
Turkish affairs, 'Eastern Question'

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
NA6137Gower; Granville G. Leveson- (1815-1891); 2nd Earl Granville; diplomat M.P. statesman1815-1891
NA141Gorchakov; Alexander M. (1798-1883); Prince; Russian Foreign Minister1798-1883
NA6099Brunnow; Philipp I. von (1797-1875); Baron; Russian diplomat1797-1875
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