Why didn't Tsarist Russia support Mongolian independence following the Xinhai Revolution?

Apr 2017
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U.S.A.
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Afghanistan is in the way, though.
Again, that doesn't matter. The mongols and Uzbecks aren't going to hop on their horses and invade india.
What matters is the fact a central Asian subject region had successfully threw off the rule of a major power. The mere knowledge of this could inspire people to rebel against their colonial rulers, including India.
 
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