Latynina: England, France and joined him, Russia has stood up for the terrorist state
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If Russian Empire did not become a member of the First world war, the country would become a “great civilization”. Such opinion on air of radio station “Echo of Moscow” was expressed by the Russian journalist Yulia Latynina.
“Tsar Nicholas begged all sorts of people, including even the notorious [Grigori] Rasputin, not stuck in a war in which he did not need to meddle. If he hadn’t butted into this war, we would live in a different Russia – a Russia that, probably would have continued to be an Empire from Poland to China, which have lived 600 million people, which would be, most likely, a monarchy, but constitutional, like, say, the UK. We would live in a different world, in which Russia would be a huge civilization,” she said.
According to her, “the First world war was unleashed due to the fact that England, France and joined him, Russia has stood up for the terrorist state, what was then Serbia”.
The first world war lasted from July 1914 to November 1918. The fighting was between the Quadruple Alliance (German, Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman Empire and Bulgarian Empire) and the Entente (Russian Empire, the French Republic, the British Empire).
The formal reason for the war was the assassination in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914 the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand.