Any one, from the Bosphorus to the Amur, may speak Tartar, and pretend not to understand anything else.
By 1650 the Amur was reached and followed to the Pacific Ocean.
The surrender of the Amur valley to China in 1689 ended all efforts of Russia in that direction for a century and a half.
Gold-mining has been started on the Amgu, a tributary of the Amur.
The parts that are broken are the tracts between Korea and the mouth of the Amur, and the south-west coast of the sea of Okhotsk.
It is not mentioned in floras of the Amur valley, nor of Japan.
Not till 1846 did Russia resume her march down the valley of the Amur; and then the new movement was partly due to British action.
The first were along the Amur, the later along the Ussuri River.
The Russians had some forts on the river Amur, about three hundred leagues from the great wall.
If I were a millionaire I should certainly have a steamer of my own on the Amur.