Pyotr Vannovskiy

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Pyotr Vannovskiy
Born 1822
Died 1904 (aged 81–82)
Allegiance Russian Empire
Service/branch Imperial Russian Army
Rank General
Commands held 12th Infantry Division
33rd Infantry Division
12th Army Corps
Battles/wars Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878)

Pyotr Semyonovich Vannovskiy (1822–1904) was a Russian general.

He served in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878; held commands of a St. Petersburg Cadet Corps and an Army Corps based in Kiev; served as Minister of War from 1882 until 1898 under the Tsars Alexander III (1881–1894) and Nicholas II (1894–1917) respectively. Credited with maintaining order and curbing corruption in the supply system. Briefly served as Minister of Education beginning in 1901.


  • The Memoirs of Count Witte; translated and edited by Sidney Harcave, M.E. Sharpe Inc., 1990. (Memoirs first published 1921, translator, Abraham Yarmolinsky. New York: Doubleday.)