Russian Eastern expansion

Russian Eastern expansion

Russo Japanese War

Russian Eastern expansion
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1890 Jan 1 00:01

Russian Eastern expansion

Kamchatka Peninsula, Kamchatka

Tsarist Russia, as a major imperial power, had ambitions in the East. By the 1890s it had extended its realm across Central Asia to Afghanistan, absorbing local states in the process. The Russian Empire stretched from Poland in the west to the Kamchatka Peninsula in the east. With its construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway to the port of Vladivostok, Russia hoped to further consolidate its influence and presence in the region. In the Tsushima incident of 1861 Russia had directly assaulted Japanese territory.

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