Dual Alliance

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Dual Alliance

n
1. (Historical Terms) the alliance between France and Russia (1893–1917)
2. (Historical Terms) the secret Austro-German alliance against Russia (1879) later expanded to the Triple Alliance
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Nevertheless, the French state still branded the Impressionists as charlatans when refusing a bequest of 60 canvases in 1894, and, with the notable exception of Kandinsky, the Petersburg and Moscow public was shocked by the handful of their canvases included in an 1896 exhibition of French art held to celebrate the Franco-Russian Alliance.
Mussorgsky's songs and Boris Godunov and Balakirev's Islamey are justly cited as notable exemplars whose exotic colors worked their way westward even before the Franco-Russian alliance.
The French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71) and the later forging of the Franco-Russian Alliance immediately transformed Russia from a menacing Asiatic country into a wholesome and, implicitly, European nation.
Ironically, just when events such as the triumphant reception for Russian sailors at Toulon in 1893 and the Franco-Russian Alliance (1893-1914) indicate the most marked rapprochement between the two countries, French literature disrupts the comforting Russian universe represented by these character types.
The Danes had repaired their city and their fleet in the meantime, but late in July 1807 the new British Foreign Secretary, George Canning, received intelligence that the Franco-Russian alliance signed at Tilsit had included a secret agreement to force Denmark and Sweden into Napoleon's continental blockade of British trade.
His handling of the Franco-Russian alliance is the best aspect of the book, beyond the literature review at the outset.
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