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Russia. Ministerstvo inostrannykh del. Documents respecting the negotiations preceding the War published by the Russian government - Image 65. 1914. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 1, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1897/show/1891.

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Russia. Ministerstvo inostrannykh del. (1914). Documents respecting the negotiations preceding the War published by the Russian government - Image 65. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1897/show/1891

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Title Documents respecting the negotiations preceding the War published by the Russian government
Alternative Title Documents respecting the negotiations preceding the War published by the Russian government. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of his majesty October, 1914.
Series Title Miscellaneous (Great Britain. Foreign Office), 1914, no. 11; Cd. (Great Britain. Parliament), 7626
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Russia. Ministerstvo inostrannykh del
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Great Britain. Foreign Office
Publisher H.M. Stationery Office
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • London
Date 1914
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1939-1945
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Diplomatic history
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English; French
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 60 pages; 25 cm.
Original Item Location D505.R8 1914
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8320002~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript 59 H I < Affaires Etrangeres, au nom de son Gouvernement, la declara- Government, forwarded a declaration of war to the Minister tion de guerre. for Foreign Affairs. No. 78. Russian Minister for Foreign Affairs to Russian Representatives Abroad. St. Petersburg, July 20 (August 2), 1914. (Translation.) (Telegramme.) Il est absolument clair que FAllemagne s'efforce des a present de rejeter sur nous la responsibilite de la rupture. Notre mobilisation a ete provo- quee par Fenorme responsabilite que nous aurions assumee, si nous n'avions pas pris toutes les mesures de precaution a un moment ou FAutriche, se bornant a des pourparlers d'un caractere dilatoire, bombardait Belgrade et procedait a une mobilisation generate. Sa Majeste FEmpereur s'etait engage vis-a-vis de FEmpereur d'Allemagne par sa parole a n'entreprendre aucun acte agressif tant que dureraient les pourparlers avec FAutriche. Apres une telle farantie et apres toutes les preuves de Famour de la Russie pour la paix, FAllemagne ne pouvait ni avait le droit de douter de notre declaration que nous accepterions avec joie toute issue pacifique compatible avec la dignite et Findependance de la Serbie. Une autre issue, tout en etant completement incompatible avec notre propre dignite, aurait certainement ebranle l'equilibre europeen, en assurant Fhege- monie de FAllemagne. Ce caractere europeen, voire mondial, du conflit est infiniment plus important que le pretexte qui (Telegram.) It is quite evident that Germany is now doing her utmost to foist upon us the responsibility for the rupture. We were forced to mobilise by the immense responsibility which would have fallen upon our shoulders if we had not taken all possible precautionary measures at a time when Austria, while confining herself to discussions of a dilatory nature, was bombarding Belgrade and was undertaking general mobilisation. The Emperor of Russia had promised the German Emperor that he would take no aggressive action as long as the discussions with Austria continued. With such a guarantee, and after so many proofs of Russia's desire for peace, Germany neither could, nor had the right to, doubt our declaration that we would joyfully accept any peaceful settlement compatible with the dignity and independence of Servia. Any other solution, besides being entirely incompatible with our own dignity, would assuredly have upset the European balance of power by securing the hegemony of Germany. The European—nay the world-wide—character of this dispute is infinitely more important than the pretext • w<«|i •■