Document ReferenceBu 48/87/1-2
TitleCopy letter from Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia, to 2nd Earl Granville [G. Leveson-Gower], Foreign Office, London; 5 Dec 1870.
Date5 December 1870
Content DescriptionReports that an agitation has been got up, which may become serious at the next meeting of the Provincial Assembly, for claiming further privileges for such assemblies, and a right to some control over the expenditure of the Russian Empire; the Emperor is dissatisfied; and Prince Dolorouky is in trouble for not having taken steps to prevent it.

Encloses an extract [in French] from the "Journal de St P├ętersbourg", in which it publishes a copy of the address from the Moscow nobility to the Russian Emperor; the nobility state that since the reign of Catherine the Great, Russia has been able to count on the services, loyalty, zeal and efforts of its nobility; they express their enthusiasm for the Emperor's declaration; they are ready to take up arms to defend Russia's dignity, honour and integrity; the Emperor has thanked the nobility for the expression of these sentiments.
Termtreaties, Treaty of Paris 1856, Russian repudiation
press, Russian

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6192Alexander II (1818-1881); Emperor of all the Russias; (succeeded 1855)1818-1881
NA7327Catherine II (1729-1796); Empress of Russia1729-1796
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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