Alexander Abaza

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Alexander Ageevich Abaza (Александр Агеевич Абаза 1821–1895) was one of the most liberal of the advisors of Alexander II of Russia. He served as minister of finance from 1880–1881, and unsuccessfully urged the tsar to transform Imperial Russia into a constitutional monarchy. In his career he also served as State Comptroller (1871–1874) and as chairman of State Council's Department of the State Economy (1874–1880 and 1884–1892).

Preceded by
Samuil Greyg
Finance Minister
Succeeded by
Nikolay Bunge