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CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF RUSSIA'S DEFEAT IN THE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR (1904–1905)
Pikalov Yu.V.



         Yuri Vasilievich Pikalov – Doctor of Science (History), Professor of the Department of Russian and World History at Far Eastern State University of Humanities.

E-mail: profiyvp@mail.ru


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The article examines causes and consequences of Russia's defeat in the Russo-Japanese war of 1904 – 1905. The author analyzes the issues which directly affect cause-effect relations in the historical process, and identifies both universal elements and those of unique character which defined the causes of Russia’s defeat in the war of 1904-1905; the author establishes the dependency of Russian history upon its political leader's role.

        Key words: cause-and-effect relations / causality of the historical process, universal and unique features in the history of Russia, autocracy, the role of tsar Nicholas II, subjective evaluation of history


 
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