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Russian Diplomacy, Then and Now

Nothing has changed:

Speaking of the Russian Tsar in 1903:

What I cannot understand about the Russian, Roosevelt complained, is the way he will lie when he knows perfectly well that you know he is lying. For years Russia has pursued a policy of literally fathomless mendacity. It has been impossible to trust any promise she has made.

Theodore Rex
By Edmund Morris
Chapter 23

Originally published: Thursday, April 23, 2015; most-recently modified: Wednesday, June 05, 2019