Pavel Zelenoy

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Pavel Zelenoy
Pavel Zelenoy
Native name Павел Алексеевич Зеленой
Born (1833-01-05)January 5, 1833
Died January 10, 1909(1909-01-10) (aged 76)
Odessa, Russian Empire
Allegiance Flag of Russia.svg Russian Empire
Service/branch Naval Ensign of Russia.svg Imperial Russian Navy
Imperial Russian Army
Years of service 1851-1870, 1877-1882
Rank Admiral
Battles/wars Crimean War
Russo-Turkish War (1877–78)
Awards Order of Saint Vladimir
Order of Saint Stanislaus
Order of Saint Anna
Relations Alexander Zelenoy (son)

Pavel Alexeevich Zelenoy (Russian: Зеленой, Павел Алексеевич, 5 January 1833 – 10 January 1909) was a Russian admiral, governor of Taganrog and Odessa.

Military career[edit]

Pavel Zelenoy was born into a noble family of captain-lieutenant Alexey Nikolaevich Zelenoy. He graduated from the Naval Cadets Corps in 1851. Zelenoy circumnavigated the globe twice - on board frigate "Pallada" in 1852-1854 and on board frigate "Diana" in 1855. In 1854 was promoted to the rank of lieutenant, in 1856-1860 served on board frigate "Askold". 1860-1865 commanded the brig "Almaz", 1866-1869 commanded the corvette "Vityaz". Retired in 1870 and served on commercial vessels. Participant of the Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878), Zelenoy commanded a squadron of minelayers and was in charge for the transfer of Russian troops from the seaports of the Sea of Marmara to Russia. In 1882 was promoted to the rank of rear-admiral.

Administrative career[edit]

In 1882-1885 - Governor of Taganrog, in 1885-1898 - Governor of Odessa, since 1898 - honorary trustee of the board of trustees of Empress Maria's foundations. In 1891 promoted to the rank of lieutenant-general at the Admiralty. In 1902 promoted to the rank of admiral.


Married to Natalia Mikhailovna Verkhovskaya (1842-1901). His children were; Admiral Alexander Zelenoy (1872-1922) and daughters Ekaterina and Olga


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Government offices
Preceded by
Pavel Maksutov
Governors of Taganrog
Succeeded by
Ippolit Vogak