Prince Alexander of Battenberg; Reminiscences of His Reign in Bulgaria, from Authentic Sources

Prince Alexander of Battenberg; Reminiscences of His Reign in Bulgaria, from Authentic Sources

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...men to the Russian Consulate-General, with highly coloured visage--the sun was shining fiercely--there to deliver inflammatory speeches. Unfortunately for him, the then Russian Consul, who was disgusted by these intrigues against the Prince, spoiled his sport by calling for cheers for Prince Alexander after those for the Czar, and from the same balcony. Kaulbars took his task so seriously that in Moscow Soboleff remarked to the Prince, " Il est fou ce Kaulbars." When the festivities in Moscow came to an end the Prince received no invitation to travel with the Czar to St. Petersburg, though the Czar requested Prince Waldemar of Denmark to accompany him. Before the Prince returned to Sofia from Moscow he stayed some weeks at Ischl, for the restoration of his health.-There he received news of some very peculiar incidents in Bulgaria and in St. Petersburg. In Bulgaria the Minister Teocharofi had dismissed three-fourths of the magistrates, and replaced them by new ones, although the Prince had shortly before promulgated a law, according to which judges were irremovable. Kaulbars had brought one half of the Bulgarian army together with the reserves, on the plain before the town, ostensibly for manoeuvres. Burmofi, the Administrator of Finances, was negotiating in St. Petersburg for the deposit of the Bulgarian reserve fund of fifteen millions in a Russian bank. The Generals wished to have Bulgarian money in Russia, in order to be able to lay hands on the Bulgarian purse-strings at any moment, and had persuaded short-sighted, stupid Burmoff that the money would bear better interest in Russia. Kyriak Zankoff, Administrator of the Foreign Office, was negotiating at the same time for a convention for the settlement of the question...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236856716
  • 9781236856715