Dmitry Sipyagin

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Dmitry Sipyagin

Dmitry Sergeyevich Sipyagin (Дмитрий Серге́евич Сипягин) (March 20 [O.S. March 8] 1853 – April 15 [O.S. April 2] 1902), a Russian statesman.

Political career[edit]

Born in Kiev, Sipyagin graduated from the Judicial Department of St Petersburg University in 1876. Served in the MVD as Vice-Governor of Kharkov (1886-1888), Governor of Courland (1888-1891) and Governor of Moscow (1891-1893). Deputy of the Minister of State Property (1893); Deputy of the Minister of Interior (1894); Executive Director on the petitions of the Imperial Chancellery (1895-1899); Director of the Ministry of Interior (1899); Minister of Interior (1900).

He was assassinated in the Mariinsky Palace by Socialist-Revolutionary Stepan Balmashov. His death was a severe setback to Sergei Witte, the finance minister, who had been supported by Sipyagin but would be challenged by his successor, Vyacheslav von Plehve.[1]

Honours[edit]

Sipyagin received the Order of Saint Vladimir as an Imperial favour for the New Year 1900, shortly after accepting the position as Minister.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ian Nish, The Origins of the Russo-Japanese War (Longman, 1985; ISBN 0582491142), p. 144.
  2. ^ "Russia" The Times (London). Monday, 15 January 1900. (36039), p. 6.
Political offices
Preceded by
Ivan Goremykin
Minister of Interior
1900–1902
Succeeded by
Vyacheslav von Plehve