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(1920) [MARC] Author: Anatolij Nekljudov - Tema: War, Russia
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Bukharest—The Turks keep Adrianople and Eastern Thrace;
enormous signification of this restitution—Diplomatic influences—We do
not insist on the autonomy of Mount Athos—Pan-Germans at
work—Disquieting situation in Sofia—Why Ferdinand’s power was not
wrecked—Solemn reception of the Bulgarian troops on their return to
Sofia—I am intended for the post of Stockholm
203-219
CHAPTER XIV
MY TRANSFER TO STOCKHOLM
Departure from Sofia for Paris—Bad omen—Arrival in Paris; conversation
with M. Sazonoff—The Grand-Duchess Marie’s divorce—The Russians
enjoy themselves wildly—M. Kokovtzoff in Paris—I go to the
Crimea—General Dedulin’s death—General Dumbadze—Rasputin
again—Audience and luncheon at Livadia; I give the Emperor a detailed
report—Journey to Sofia and farewell audience of the King and
Queen—St. Petersburg in February, 1914; “balls and festivities”; very
serious conversations during the parties—Count Witte—Prince
Alexander of Serbia—M. Kokovtzoff out of office—M.
Goremykin—Conversation with M. Zinovieff, our former Ambassador to
Constantinople—The “young people” continue to be optimistic—I leave for
Stockholm
220-245
CHAPTER XV
SWEDEN IN 1914
Three centuries of Swedish history—Gustaf III.—Struggles with
Russia—Change of dynasty—New aspect of Sweden—Union with
Norway—The people and their qualities—Sweden’s prosperity—The Spaniards
of the North—French influence replaced by German influence—Reasons
for this change—The Bernadottes—King Oscar II. and German
influences—Prince Max of Baden—German intrigues—Russian
aspirations—The Anti-Russian current—Sven-Hedin—The
Bondestog—Change of Ministry—Political situation in March, 1914
246-267
CHAPTER XVI
ON THE EVE OF WAR
Solemn audience of King Gustaf V.—“Do not judge Sovereigns too
harshly!”—Queen Victoria—The Royal Family—Interesting
conversation with M. Wallenberg; I draw erroneous conclusions—My foreign
colleagues—Mr. Howard—M. Thiébaud—Baltic exhibition at
Malmö—The Riksdag “of national defence”—Alarming symptoms
everywhere—Our incomprehensible calmness—M. Sverbeieff in
Berlin—Our Ambassadors in Berlin and Vienna—Count Osten-Sacken’s
warnings—M. Schebeko in Vienna—Precarious situation in
Russia—The assassination at Serajevo—Another trip to Malmö; Count
Brockdorf-Rantzau—Delightful expedition; a bad fairy overhears me—The
Austrian ultimatum to Serbia
268-288

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