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Kaulin K. V. Interaction of Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the Press under the Ministry of A. P. Izvolsky. Izvestiya of Saratov University. New series. Series History. International Relations, 2019, vol. 19, iss. 2, pp. 152-157. DOI:


Interaction of Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the Press under the Ministry of A. P. Izvolsky


The article considers history of cooperation of Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the press under the ministry of A. P. Izvolsky, based on materials of Archive of Russian Empire Foreign Policy, which has not previously been the object of a special historical research for the specified period of time. Key directions of work with the press are determined and characterized. Special attention is given to the organization of telegraph agency work, a primary source of information that newspapers based their publication materials on. The telegraph agency was established at the beginning of the 20th century with the direct participation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Studying the sources makes it possible to conclude that Ministry of Foreign Affairs worked actively with the press. Except the organization of work of telegraph agency, networking with the press in Russia, publication of semiofficial newspapers and attempts to spread objective information about the country abroad should be mentioned. This activity gives reasons to consider the Minister of Foreign  Affairs A. P. Izvolsky a wide-minded politician, who recognized the potential of the press.


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