Initially, the author speculates on the causes of World War I and potentials for their complete recognition. In other sections of the study, she analyzes documents prepared by numerous Russian military and political leaders between 1910 and 1914 regarding preparation of Russia for the upcoming conflict. Analysis of these documents regards development of the Russian leaders' ideas on the anticipated war and its most likely location. The article also comments on the development of the Russian elites' opinion involving Russian potentialities and readiness to solve the international crisis by power.
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