Alexander Alexandrovich Makarov

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Alexander Makarov

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Makarov (1857–1919) was an Imperial Russian Politician.


After graduating from the University of Saint Petersburg, he entered the Ministry of Justice. He rose to the position of Public Prosecutor, and eventually Chairman of a District Court. In 1906, he was appointed Chairman of the Kharkov Court of Appeals. In 1906, he was appointed Assistant Minister of the Interior in charge of the Police under Stolypin until he was appointed Imperial Secretary in 1909. He was appointed Minister of the Interior in 1911 after Stolypin's assassination on the recommendation of Kokovstsov. He left the position of Minister in December 1912 after the Lena Minefields incident and disagreements over regulation of the press [1] about a sexual connection between Grigori Rasputin and the Tsarina.

Makarov received an appointment to the State Council where he was aligned with the political right wing parties. He was briefly appointed Minister of Justice in July 1916, a post he lost in December, hindering the investigation as he had given Felix Yusupov permission to leave the city.[2]

After the February Revolution he was arrested on March 1, 1917 released and re-arrested in October 1917. He was executed by the Cheka in a Moscow prison in 1919.


  1. ^ Out of My Past: Memoirs of Count Kokovtsov, p. 292. [1]
  2. ^ M. Nelipa (2010), p. 365.


  • Out of My Past: The Memoirs of Count Kokovtsov Edited by H.H. Fisher and translated by Laura Matveev; Stanford University Press, 1935.
  • The Memoirs of Count Witte Edited and translated by Sydney Harcave; Sharpe Press, 1990.
  • Margarita Nelipa (2010) The Murder of Grigorii Rasputin. A Conspiracy That Brought Down the Russian Empire, Gilbert's Books. ISBN 978-0-9865310-1-9.
Preceded by
Pyotr Stolypin
Minister of Interior
20 September 1911 – 16 December 1912
Succeeded by
Nikolai Maklakov
Preceded by
Aleksandr Khvostov
Minister of Justice
7 July 1916 – 20 December 1916
Succeeded by
Nikolai Dobrovolsky