In the early 1990s Russian admirals have become almost commonplace in the halls of the U.S. Naval War College. Few recall, however, that they are merely following in the footsteps of Rear Admiral Stepan Osipovich Makarov (1848-1904) of the Imperial Russian Navy, who had been Admiral Stephen D. Luce's guest in the autumn of 1896. Indeed, the Russian was a warm admirer of Luce and believed that the infant Naval War College (founded in 1884) was a model worthy of emulation in his homeland.
Jones, David R.
"Admiral S.O. Makarov and Naval Theory,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 47
, Article 6.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol47/iss1/6