HC Deb 10 March 1904 vol 131 c746

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Ambassador at St.Petersburg has been or will be desired to use his good offices with the Russian Government for the purpose of preventing the confiscation of the funds contributed by British Armenian subjects in Madras, Calcutta, Bombay, and elsewhere, for the support of the Theological Seminary at Etchmiadzin and for educational objects amongst necessitous Armenian congregations in Russia, under the spiritual direction of the See of Etchmiadzin.


His Majesty's Government understand that under a law promulgated in Juno of last year, the Russian Government assumed the administration of Armenian Church property and revenues in the Caucasus, including those vested in the schools. The question is one of internal administration with which His Majesty's Government have no concern.

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