President of the French Republic Poincare visit to Russia
President of the French Republic Poincare, Emperor Nicholas II and their entourage take the parade of the guard of honor of the 94th Infantry Regiment at the Great Peterhof Palace.
Президент Французской республики Пуанкаре, император Николай II и сопровождающие их лица принимают парад почетного караула 94-го пехотного полка у Большого Петергофского дворца.
During the 1890s, Russia's foreign policy moved away from Germany and toward France. After Bismarck lost office, there was no renewal of the Reinsurance treaty between Russia and Germany. The German bankers stopped lending to Russia, which increasingly depended on Paris banks. Russia left Bismarck's Three Emperors' League (with Germany and Austria) and instead took up the French proposal for closer relationships and a military alliance. Russia felt humiliated after Austria and Germany prevented it from helping Serbia. The Anglo-Russian Entente and the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907 made both countries part of the Triple Entente. Both Britain and Russia were then part of the subsequent alliance against the Central Powers in the First World War.