The compiled book in Russian consists of 122 original documents from Russian Foreign Policy Archives, including correspondences between the 13th Dalai Lama and Russian Tsar Nicholos-II, reports and letters from Russian diplomatic representatives and agents in Beijing, Urga (Ulan Baator in Mongolia), Calcutta and London. The collected documents deal with scarcely explored pages in the history of international relations in Central Asia and Far East. These documents exhibit the significance of Tibet in Russian foreign policy. It also touches on the features of Tibet’s relationship with China and Great Britain and attempts to consolidate Tibet’s independence. [Source]
The Russian Academy of Sciences’ branches in Moscow of the Institute of Oriental Studies and Institute of Far East had jointly compiled and published the documentary study of the diplomatic contacts between Tibet and Russia in the early 20th century during the reign of the Great 13th Dalai Lama and Russian Emperor Nicholos -II.