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Treaty of Kiakhta

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A treaty between Russia and China signed at Kiakhta, a town in Russia immediately north of the Mongolian frontier. A border was agreed between Siberia and Mongolia, China losing a large amount of peripheral land to Russia. Trade in Chinese silks, tea, and porcelain and Russian furs was permitted but limited to Kiakhta. The Russians were also allowed to send language students to Beijing and to build a church for them there.

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