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Russia and the Universal Postal Union: The International Integration and the Interests of Individual States
This research observes the regulation of international postal communications in the 19th century. This work considers postal communications as one of the main means of world globalisation and integration. The main aim of this paper is the study of the Universal Postal Union creation, especially the role of the Russian side and representatives in this process in 1873-1874 and 1875-1878. In the center of this work there will be two Postal Congresses – in Bern (1874) and Paris (1878). The documents from RSHA (the Russian State Historical Archive) and Documentary Fund of the A. S. Popov Central Museum of Communication formed the basis of the current research. This paper is in the sphere of transnational history – it means that historical postal interactions and exchange of practices between states are the main focus of the analysis. The results of this research will contribute to the study of the world globalisation and postal integration of the 19th century in general and creation of administrative organizations of that time in particular. The paper is divided into three chapters not consider obligatory parts such as the introduction, conclusion, and references. These chapters are “history of the international integration in the 19th century and the creation of the first international organizations”, “the preparation of Russia to the introduction to the Universal Postal Union and participation in its creation”, and “the Paris Congress of 1878 and a final formation of a new world postal system”.