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Russia prefers direct talks with Austria rather

Posted on July 27th, 1914 by admin

Russia prefers direct talks with Austria rather than the British conference proposal but it is willing to pursue any mediation supported by other European Powers.

Russian Foreign Minister tells German ambassador it must be possible to give Serbia a well-merited lesson while respecting her sovereignty.

Russia tells Germany only purely preparatory military measures are being taken.

Russian military now believe partial mobilisation is a bad idea. It would compromise a full mobilisation if that was later needed. The choice is between full mobilisation or no mobilisation.


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