Danubius International Conferences, 3rd International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

The Question of the Danube Principalities in European Diplomacy of the Second Half of 50’s – 60’s of the XIX-th Century (Based on Materials of the Russian Periodical Press)

Victor Drozdov
Last modified: 2013-05-24


Using materials of the Russian periodicals the policy of European States toward the question of the Danube Principalities’ union and their political status in the second half of 50’s – 60’s of the XIX-th century was exposed. The attention was accentuated on the Romanian question that was the main component of the Eastern question and played the important role in French, British, Austrian and Russian diplomatic policy after the Eastern War of the 1853–1856. The position of different ideological and political Russian press’ movement (conservative, liberal, slavophile and radical) concerning the formation of Romanian statement and the European diplomacy in this question was analyzed.