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Russia: Absolutism tempered by assassination. Ernst Friedrich Herbert Münster (1766–1839), Hanovarian statesman. Referring to the Russian Constitution. I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. Winston Churchill (1874–1965), English statesman and writer. Radio broadcast. (October 1, 1939). If we are going in without the help of Russia we are walking into a trap. David Lloyd George (1863–1945), British statesman. Speech to the British parliament (April 3, 1939). Russia has two generals in whom she can confide—Generals Janvier and Février. Attributed to: Nicholas I (1796–1855), Russian tsar, March 10, 1855. Referring to the Russian winter. Nicholas himself succumbed to a February cold in 1855, the subject of the famous Punch Cartoon, "General Février turned traitor." Russia will certainly inherit the future. What we already call the greatness of Russia is only her pre-natal struggling. D. H. Lawrence (1885–1930)

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