Romanian-Russian Relations during of Neutrality (July 21/August 3, 1914 – August 14/27 1916) Cover Image

Relaţiile româno-ruse în perioada neutralităţii (21iulie/3 august 1914 – 14/27 august 1916)
Romanian-Russian Relations during of Neutrality (July 21/August 3, 1914 – August 14/27 1916)

Author(s): Elena Steluta Dinu
Subject(s): Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919)
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: neutrality; Romania; Russia; First World War; The Entente; International relations

Summary/Abstract: The issue of international relations is one of current and interest for European historiography as interest is based on the need to know the links between states. Similarly the relations between Romania and Russia were based on natural necessity of the existence of such a link. Through this summary we intend to convey a more objective and realistic view on the political and diplomatic relations between Romania and Russia during the 1914-1916 neutrality. Following Crown Council in Sinaia of 21 July / August 3, 1914 Romania adopted the formula of transitory neutrality, that of expectation. With this temporary neutrality Romania made the plunge to its separation from the alliance with the Central Powers, which marked its foreign policy orientation for three decades. Entente, especially Russia, were concerned to remove Romania from the influence of Berlin. For political and military reasons, Romanian diplomacy sought to get closer to Russia since the years before the First World War. Romanian Government was the one that opened the series of Romanian- Russian diplomatic contacts embodied in signing the secret Convention between Romania and Russian of 18 September / 1 October 1914 as well as of the political treaty and diplomatic convention in August 1916 between Romania and the Entente.

  • Issue Year: LIV/2015
  • Issue No: 54
  • Page Range: 303-314
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Romanian