London Times, 4 January 1908, p. 3: OPINIONS OF THE RUSSIAN PRESS. (From our own correspondent) St. Petersburg, Jan. 3. Extract. It is interesting to note that the Rossiya publishes an article recommending that the future battle fleet should be stationed at Kamchatka as a necessary measure for the defence of Russian territory in the Far East. On the other hand, the Navy League has passed a resolution declaring that the defence of Siberia can be assured only by half a million soldiers. The Novoe Vremya abstains from sensational utterances of this kind, but remarks: – “The Rising Sun is only just above the horizon. When it is higher many will find it too hot.”

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