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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1654
AUTHOR: Friedrich Engels (1820–95)
QUOTATION: It would appear that the natural frontier of Russia runs from Dantzic or perhaps Stettin to Trieste.
ATTRIBUTION: FREIDRICH ENGELS, “The Real Issue in Turkey,” Karl Marx and Engels, Collected Works, vol. 12, p. 16 (1979).

This article was originally published in The New York Daily Tribune, April 12, 1853, p. 4, and since that paper’s European correspondent was at that time Karl Marx, it has generally been assumed the author was Marx. Collected Works, vol. 12, p. 639, note 17, makes it clear that Engels was the author.

The same geographic area figures in No. 234.