By Leitch Ritchie
In 1835 Leitch Ritchie (1800–1865) a Scottish novelist and journalist took a visit to Russia. He was hoping to develop into conversant in smooth Russia, and to be enabled to shape a few inspiration of the true growth of her civilization, in thus far not less than, as this can be indicated within the manners of the folks; at Moscow, within the heretofore capital of the Tsars, he was hoping to discover himself within the very center of the traditional empire, the place the tribes and international locations of the far away dependencies nonetheless hotel as to a standard centre; and in Poland a chance may manifest itself of learning the nature of the main fascinating of the conquered provinces, the protection of which charges extra in blood, and tears, and funds than an entire continent is worth.
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