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Shishkov was notorious for his proto-Slavophile sentiments. His aversion to loans from other languages was much ridiculed in the liberal press. He was the President of the Russian Academy and People's Education Minister. Shishkov published The Trilingual Naval Dictionary, Russia's first dictionary of Russian and foreign naval terms. He was an influence on Prince Shirinsky-Shikhmatov and on the young Sergei Aksakov.
^Shishkov, Alexander S. "A Memorandum to Emperor Nichols I from Admiral A. S. Shishkov Concerning his Views on Censorship, December 12, 1826." In Imperial Russia: A Source Book, 1700-1917, edited by Basil Dmytryshyn, 235-37. 3rd ed. Fort Worth: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1900.
^ abMARCH 20: THIS DAY IN HISTORY. RIA Novosti, March 20, 2004.