Document ReferenceBu 48/79/1-2
TitleCopy letter from Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia, to 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], Foreign Office, London; 30 Nov 1870.
Date30 November 1870
Content DescriptionReports that the Russian press remains confident that peace will not be broken, and that the renunciation of the Treaty of Paris of 1856 will be recognised as an accomplished fact; encloses a memorandum on the tone of the Russian press.

The memorandum on the Russian press reports that the "Exchange Gazette" claims that Russia is now exercising her sovereign rights in every part of the empire, and that there are various opinions regarding the Aland Islands, but that the Russian public will support any decision its Government makes regarding them; the "Golos" has suggested that a fund should be raised by public subscription to reconstruct a navy in the Black Sea, which has received popular response; and that the "Russian messenger" has warned that the declaration may have serious consequences, and hints that gun-boats are being built for the defense of the Straits of Kertch.
Termtreaties, Treaty of Paris 1856, Russian repudiation
press, Russian
Turkish affairs, 'Eastern Question'
navies, Russian

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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
PL2024/Aland Islands/Baltic region
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