“Bulgarian’s treason”: Russian Right Politics About Bulgaria’s Entry into the First World War on the Side of the Central States Cover Image

"Болгарская измена": русские правые о вступлении Болгарии в Первую мировую войну на стороне Центральных держав
“Bulgarian’s treason”: Russian Right Politics About Bulgaria’s Entry into the First World War on the Side of the Central States

Author(s): A. A. Ivanov, Alexander V. Repnikov
Subject(s): History
Published by: Издательство Исторического факультета СПбГУ
Keywords: World War I; Russian conservatives; Russian rights; Bulgaria; the Bulgarians; Ferdinand I

Summary/Abstract: The attitude of Russian rights to the Bulgaria’s entering into World War I on the side of Germany, Austro-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire is investigated in this article for the first time in home and foreign historiography. Based on the materials of periodicals, journalistic works, notes of diaries and public speeches of the Russian monarchists’ leaders the publication significantly expands the views of the Russian conservatives on Slavic problem, Bulgaria and the Bulgarians, the foreign policy of Russian empire before and during World War I. Having accused the entering Bulgaria into the war on the side of Germany-Austro-Turkish union, the Russian conservatives circles took the attempt to separate Bulgarian people from their government. But not meeting the mass protest from the side from the Bulgarian society, they spread their indignity on the Bulgarian. Researchers consider the attitude of Russian journalists and right-wing conservative politicians to the Bulgarian people and its political leadership throughout the all First World War. So World War I gave the base to having been existed disappointment of the great part of the Russian conservators in Slavophile’s ideals, showing on Bulgarians example that geopolitical interests remained above the judging about Slavic unity. The article is a continuation of the author’s work on the history of Russian right, monarchist and conservative movement.

  • Issue Year: 4/2014
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 197-217
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Russian