ACTIVITY OF BRITISH PERSIA COMMITTEE IN RELATION TO ANGLO-RUSSIAN RIVALRY IN PERSIA (1908-1913)
Medvedik Irina Semenovna Astrakhan State University
Abstract. The article analyses the activity of Persia Committee (the British parliamentary body aimed to preserve Persia’s independence and going to change the British policy towards Russia and Persia) in 1908-1913. The author identifies the attitude of the Committee members to various aspects of the Anglo-Russian conflict on the Persian issue, to Russia as an opponent, to Persia as a victim of colonial expansion. The paper considers the influence of parliamentary committees and non-parliamentary public associations on the formation of the British foreign policy at the beginning of the XX century.