April 30, 1898
Queen Maria Cristina, Regent of Spain has "appealed" to Russian Emperor Nicholas II, for assistance in her "conflict with the United States, according to the Berlin correspondent for The Sunday Special, a London newspaper.
She sent the request through Austrian Emperor Franz Josef.
Nicholas II "replied directly" to the Queen Regent. He "assured her of his deepest sympathy" with Spain, stating that the United States forced war on the country, but he does not see the situation "ripe for Russian diplomatic or military intervention. He added he will do "whatever is possible at the proper time."