Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
By the way, as someone of Russian origin, I am curious if you ever heard of the 1848/9 intervention in Hungary. (I guess it is dwarfed by the major 19th century Russian wars with the Ottoman Empire and its occasional Western allies, but special in the lack of own power interests included.)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Jan 18th, 2007 at 04:55:15 AM EST
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It's considered one of the stupidest foreign policy moves in Russian history, made on wrongly understood obligations (mostly of honor), and a proper prelude to the catastrophe of 1856.
by Sargon on Thu Jan 18th, 2007 at 09:25:59 AM EST
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I probably learned about it in history class, but now I'm afraid I can't recall it specifically. I just have a general recollection that after the Congress of Vienna, Russia would intervene in Central Europe to prop up absolutist governments.

A bomb, H bomb, Minuteman / The names get more attractive / The decisions are made by NATO / The press call it British opinion -- The Three Johns
by Alexander on Thu Jan 18th, 2007 at 01:25:52 PM EST
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