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A quote by Sazonov, I think


Selousi

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Hello, 

I have read somewhere recently words which I believe were said by Sazonov, and yet cannot seem to find them in my files or on google scholar. Perhaps someone knows where I might find them, or tell me if I am mis-remembering.  

I believe the quote was, I paraphrase: 'with just a few more years/two more years of peace, Russia will be a truly great power/ready for war' - I believe they were said by Sazonov circa 1913/early 14. 

Thank you kindly, 


 

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I wonder whether Russia would have achieved that if Stolypin had not been assassinated?

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The Russian economy was booming pre-WW I I think one economist said in 1910 if the Russian economy kept going at its currant rate Russia would be the strongest economic power in the world in 1950! In 1914 Russia began a major expansion program for its army which was to be completed in 1917. Tsar Nicholas II said in 1911 or 1912 he wanted to avoid a war until 1917. Sadly for Russia we know what happened.

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On 2/28/2017 at 16:44, James A Pratt III said:

The Russian economy was booming pre-WW I I think one economist said in 1910 if the Russian economy kept going at its currant rate Russia would be the strongest economic power in the world in 1950! In 1914 Russia began a major expansion program for its army which was to be completed in 1917. Tsar Nicholas II said in 1911 or 1912 he wanted to avoid a war until 1917. Sadly for Russia we know what happened.


Hi there, 
Would you know of a good source for that Nicholas II quote? That'd be quite useful to me. 

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