Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1819-4907 (Print)
ISSN 2542-1913 (Online)

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«Action Party»: Perception of the War against the Ottoman Empire by the Russian Ruling Elite (the 1870s)

The article discusses the views of the Russia’s ruling elite representatives on the Balkans’ crisis in the 70s of the 19th century. Foreign policy plans and ideas on the eve of the Russian-Turkish war of 1877-1878 are analyzed. The impact of critical public sentiment on their subsequent evolution is shown.