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Britain and the Last TsarBritish Policy and Russia, 1894-1917$
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Keith Neilson

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198204701

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204701.001.0001

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Alliance in Action, 1914–1917

Alliance in Action, 1914–1917

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Britain and the Last Tsar


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The expanded nature of the Anglo-Russian relationship during the war, and the exigencies of the war itself, led to an expansion in the membership of the British elite. Those who became involved in Anglo-Russian relations with respect to finance and supply had no knowledge of Russia beyond that of an ordinary educated Briton. This chapter emphasizes the British need to portray Russia as an acceptable ally. A carefully orchestrated campaign to achieve this end began in September 1914. Through a judicious combination of subsidized publications and censorship of the news, Russia's public image was refurbished. The advances in Russian parliamentary government since 1906 were given prominence, and the nature of the autocracy played down.

Keywords:   British élite, Anglo-Russian relations, Russia, Russian parliamentary government, autocracy

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