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For Peace and Money: French and British Finance in the Service of Tsars and Commissars

Jennifer Siegel


For Peace and Money looks at late imperial Russia’s financial and diplomatic relationship with the nations that came to be its allies in World War I, exploring British and French private and government loans to Russia from 1894 through the Genoa Conference of 1922. Russia was the foremost international debtor country in pre–World War I Europe. From the forging of the Franco-Russian alliance onward, Russia’s needs were met, first and foremost, by Russia’s allies and diplomatic partners in the developing Triple Entente. This web of financial and political interdependence affected both foreign po ... More

Keywords: Great Britain, France, Russia, Bolshevik Revolution, World War I, loans, Genoa Conference diplomacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199387816
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387816.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Siegel, author
Ohio State University