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Cooperation and Conflict: The Romanian-Russian Relations during the Oriental Crisis (1875-1878)
Cooperation and Conflict: The Romanian-Russian Relations during the Oriental Crisis (1875-1878)

Author(s): Dumitru Vitcu
Subject(s): History
Published by: Editura Cetatea de Scaun
Keywords: Tsarist Empire (Russia); Ottoman Empire (Turkey); guaranteeing powers; Romania; Balkans; diplomacy; war; negociations; convention; treaty

Summary/Abstract: As a new Russian-Turkish war broke out in 1877, the Romanian political objective of winning the state independence, following a realistic evaluation of the general European conditions, was to be redirected towards a close cooperation with Russia. The Romanian disposition to follow this road, in spite of old anti- Russian feelings, was a significant and a radical political option. Embarking such a relation with Russia, the Romanian politicians experienced both the success of achieving independence and the bitter disappointment of losing a part of the Romania’s national territory, but, on the whole, the result of the war was a major success, given circumstances which could not be mastered in their unpredictable change.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 79-113
  • Page Count: 35
  • Language: English