REFLECTION OF RUSSIAN FAR-EASTERN POLICIES IN THE END OF 19TH – BEGINNING 20TH CENTURIES IN MILITARY MEMOIRS, DIARIES AND LETTERS
Kuras L. V., Kalmina L. V.
Based on the memories, diaries and epistolary heritage of main ministers of the Russian Empire, Russian diplomats, generals and officers, journalist of the newspaper “New Region” (“Novyj kraj”), coming out in Port-Arthur, the Orthodox priest and officer’s wife, the article deals with one of the important part of Far-Eastern policies of the Russian empire in the end of 19th – beginning 20th century, connecting with Russian participation in suppression of the “Boxer Rebellion” in China. It has become turning point in Russian-Chinese relationships and sharply aggravated the relationships between them, also strained international situation in the Far East. This knot of contradictions, multiplied by hostile attitude of the USA and the West Europeancountries towards Russia, in the end, ultimately has led to Russia-Japan War 1904–1905.