Temptations of the Franco-Russian Alliance in 1915 Cover Image

Искушења француско-руског савезништва у 1915. години
Temptations of the Franco-Russian Alliance in 1915

Author(s): Biljana Stojić
Subject(s): History, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919)
Published by: Istorijski institut, Beograd
Keywords: 1915; Maurice Paléologue; Raymond Poincaré; Sergey Sazonov; Théophile Delcassé; Constantinople; Straits; Russia; France; Great Britain

Summary/Abstract: This paper contains two letters from the Archive of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris. The letters are kept in the personal fund of Maurice Paléologue, French ambassador in Russia (1914–1917). The first letter was sent by French President Raymond Poincaré to Maurice Paléologue on 9 March 1915, while the second is Paléologue’s reply, dated 16 April. The subject of these letters is Russia’s aspiration towards Constantinople and the Straits. We chose to publish these two letters because they are a good example of the way in which Russia, France and Great Britain handled one particular war problem – Constantinople ‒ which had great significance for all sides. Also, these letters reflect the political relations among the Entente Allies.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 38
  • Page Range: 181-202
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Serbian