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A clear example of this Anglo-German-Russian interaction can be seen in the negotiations for the Anglo-Russian Commercial Treaty of 1734, particularly with regard to the counterbalancing roles of the two main Russian negotiators, Vice Chancellor Count Andrei Osterman and the infamous Count Ernst Johann Biron (Btihren), both ethnic Germans.
Perhaps most surprising is his portrayal of the individual who is traditionally considered the most despised German figure at the tsaritsa's court, Anna loannovna's favorite, Ernst Johann Biron.
Osterman's opponent at court with regard to these methods of negotiation was Count Ernst Johann Biron.