|Dmitry Sergeyvich Sipyagin
Дмитрий Сергеевич Сипягин
|Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire|
20 October 1899 – 2 April 1902
|Preceded by||Ivan Goremykin|
|Succeeded by||Vyacheslav von Plehve|
|Governor of Moscow|
20 December 1891 – 31 May 1893
|Preceded by||Vladimir Golitsyn|
|Succeeded by||Alexander Bulygin|
|Governor of Courland|
31 March 1888 – 20 December 1891
|Preceded by||Konstantin Pahschenko|
|Succeeded by||Dmitry Sverbeyev|
|Born||Dmitry Sergeyevich Sipyagin
March 20, 1853
Kiev, Russian Empire
|Died||April 2, 1902
(aged 49) -->|
Mariinsky Palace, Russian Empire
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 (1899). He remained the interior minister from 20 October 1899 to 2 April 1902.
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.
- Ian Nish, The Origins of the Russo-Japanese War (Longman, 1985; ISBN 0582491142), p. 144.
- "Russia" The Times (London). Monday, 15 January 1900. (36039), p. 6.
|Minister of Interior
Vyacheslav von Plehve
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