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" He did not attach undue value to "the positive assurance" of the Russian Foreign Office that "his Imperial Majesty looked upon Afghanistan as completely outside the sphere within which Russia might be called upon to exercise her influence. "
Frontiers - Page 42
by George Nathaniel Curzon Marquis of Curzon - 1907 - 58 pages
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The Coming Struggle for India: Being an Account of the Encroachments of ...

Ármin Vámbéry - 1885 - 214 pages
...ulterior plans of Russia, gave full assurance that his sovereign, the Czar, looked upon Afghanistan as completely outside the sphere within which Russia might be called upon to exercise her influence. For a certain time this restriction of the Muscovite sphere was faithfully observed ; the Cabinet of...
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The Rival Powers in Central Asia: Or, The Struggle Between England and ...

Józef Popowski - 1893 - 235 pages
...lastly, to repeat the positive assurance " that His Imperial Majesty regarded Afghanistan as quite outside the sphere within which Russia might be called upon to exercise her influence. He meditated no interference or interposition which might militate against the independence of that...
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Canadian, Volume 4

1895
...which neither party should permit its forces to cross. Prince Gortchakoff admitted that Afghanistan was completely outside the sphere within which Russia might be called upon to exercise her influence. The Russians were anxious to revive the idea of a neutral zone, but not until they had reached the...
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The History of England During the Reign of Victoria (1837-1907)

Sir Sidney Low, Lloyd Charles Sanders - 1907 - 532 pages
...notably Gortchakov's " positive assurance " that " his imperial majesty looked upon Afghanistan as completely outside the sphere within which Russia might be called upon to exercise her influence ". But the progress of events belied these specious words; General Kaufmann, the ambitious governor-general...
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The Political History of England ...: Low, S. & L.C. Sanders. The reign of ...

William Hunt - 1907
...notably Gortchakov's " positive assurance " that " his imperial majesty looked upon Afghanistan as completely outside the sphere within which Russia might be called upon to exercise her influence ". But the progress of events belied these specious words ; General Kaufmann, the ambitious governor-general...
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Frontiers

Marquess George Nathaniel Curzon Curzon of Kedleston - 1908 - 58 pages
...justify, no man can say. Protectorates shade away by imperceptible degrees into the diplomatic cuiicept now popularly known as Spheres of Influence. When...Influence have become, notably in Africa, though scarcely loss in Asia, one of the recognized means of extending a Frontier or of pegging out a potential claim....
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Russia in Europe and Asia

Joseph King Goodrich - 1912 - 302 pages
...only sixty-five miles from Herat. Russia has repeatedly declared that she looks upon Afghanistan as completely outside the sphere within which Russia might be called upon to exercise her influence. Yet the record of Afghanistan's recent history is filled with evidence that Russia has continually...
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