Dmitry Sipyagin

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Dmitry Sergeyvich Sipyagin
Дмитрий Сергеевич Сипягин
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Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire
In office
20 October 1899 – 2 April 1902
Monarch Nicholas II
Preceded by Ivan Goremykin
Succeeded by Vyacheslav von Plehve
Governor of Moscow
In office
20 December 1891 – 31 May 1893
Preceded by Vladimir Golitsyn
Succeeded by Alexander Bulygin
Governor of Courland
In office
31 March 1888 – 20 December 1891
Preceded by Konstantin Pahschenko
Succeeded by Dmitry Sverbeyev
Personal details
Born Dmitry Sergeyevich Sipyagin
(1853-03-20)20 March 1853
Kiev, Russian Empire
Died 2 April 1902(1902-04-02) (aged 49)
Mariinsky Palace, Russian Empire
Nationality Russian

Dmitry Sergeyevich Sipyagin (Russian: Дми́трий Серге́евич Сипя́гин; 20 March [O.S. 8 March] 1853 – 15 April [O.S. 2 April] 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 (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.[1]


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


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