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

protection of the Black Sea straits

Review of the Diary of Minister of War D.A. Miliutin. 1878– 1882

The article reviews the diary of the Minister of War D.A. Miliutin, 1878– 1882. This period is marked by strengthening of Miliutin’s position. By that time he became an important political figure who determined the national foreign policy. D.A. Miliutin was to solve a number of urgent problems both domestically and internationally. Until his resignation his main course of action was to avoid the possibility of international isolation for Russia again.