Gorchakov, a man known for being smart and cunning, as well as energetic and industrious, employed all kinds of methods in his scheme – from direct pressure on his rivals to complicated diplomatic feints.
Physical Characteristics: On portraits Gorchakov didn't look majestically or terribly. A soft, evasive look, a small nose , the blinked eyes behind thick glasses of round points , ironic folds around a mouth. In youth — pure "botanist", at advanced age - a kind grandfather.
Quotes from others about the person
E.M. Primakow : "Gorchakov was the master of diplomacy".
Dr. of historic sciences, prof. Vyacheslav Mikhaylov:" The essence of "gorchakovsky" diplomacy consisted that, playing not so much on contradictions, and mainly on nuances of the European diplomacy, on features of psychology and history of relationship of England, France, Italy, Prussia, Austria, without any shot, without any rigid pressure, within several years Russia was free from all humiliating contracts and again entered in a row the leading European powers" .