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
MonarchNicholas II
Preceded byIvan Goremykin
Succeeded byVyacheslav von Plehve
Governor of Moscow
In office
20 December 1891 – 31 May 1893
Preceded byVladimir Golitsyn
Succeeded byAlexander Bulygin
Governor of Courland
In office
31 March 1888 – 20 December 1891
Preceded byKonstantin Pahschenko
Succeeded byDmitry Sverbeyev
Personal details
Born
Dmitry Sergeyevich Sipyagin

(1853-03-20)20 March 1853
Kiev, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire
Died2 April 1902(1902-04-02) (aged 49)
Mariinsky Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
NationalityRussian

Dmitry Sergeyevich Sipyagin (Russian: Дми́трий Серге́евич Сипя́гин) (20 March [O.S. 8 March] 1853 – 15 April [O.S. 2 April] 1902) was 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).

In 1899, during the Russian Student Strike, the government had given Sipyagin "the power of imposing military service as a punishment for acts of civil disobedience towards the University authorities, and themselves to appoint special committees, or rather Courts nominated ad hoc..."[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Kropotkin (1902). "Russian Schools and the Holy Synod". The Council of the Ministers, in which K. Pobedonostsev has a seat in his capacity of procurator of the Holy Synod -- in a 'Cabinet meeting,' as he writes — had thus prepared a law which gave to two ministers the power of imposing military service as a punishment for acts of civil disobedience towards the University authorities, and themselves to appoint special committees, or rather Courts nominated ad hoc, for the purpose of applying that most extraordinary punishment just as they liked.
  2. ^ Ian Nish (1985). The Origins of the Russo-Japanese War. Longman. ISBN 0582491142), p. 144.
  3. ^ "Russia". The Times (36039). London. 15 January 1900. p. 6.
Political offices
Preceded by
Ivan Goremykin
Minister of Interior
1899–1902
Succeeded by
Vyacheslav von Plehve