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Grant in Russia in 1878. In 1891–1892, during the great Russian famine, Americans sent grain. President Theodore Roosevelt supported a pro-Japanese policy, initiating the Russo-Japanese Peace Conference of 1905 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, for which he received the Nobel Peace Prize. Then Secretary of War William Taft made an extensive trip to Russia in 1907 while he, like Grant, was touring the world. Economic contacts had been promising. American engineers built a locomotive for Tsar Nicholas I in 1842.
Watching from the Department of State, Counselor John Bassett Moore saw a risky game in which the president hoped to dupe the Senate. The Senate gave its consent to Pindell’s ambassadorship early in 1914. Pindell declined. 7 By this time Wilson was sixteen months into his term. Bryan had once considered William G. Sharp of Ohio, but as a former member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Sharp had recommended abrogation of the commercial treaty. He was persona non grata in St. Petersburg, according to Bakhmetev, although he became ambassador to France.
Petersburg, Moscow, Odessa, and Batum, while another inspector went to Vladivostok. 23 The consul general was a ﬁnicky, self-assured, and intelligent person, and he took his duties seriously. His task was to move around and observe and if possible improve America’s representatives, and he made sure he saw as much as possible and when necessary recommended changes. ” Gottschalk believed that instead of going three hundred miles to climb Mount Ararat, Davis should have been monitoring ports on the Black Sea and gathering statistics on the ﬂow of products in and out of Persia.