Vladimir Gurko

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V.I. Gurko.

Vladimir Iosifovich Gurko (Russian: Влади́мир Ио́сифович Гу́рко; December 12, 1862 in Tsarskoye Selo – February 18, 1927 in Paris) was a Russian government official and a member of the Russian Assembly, a right-wing party.


Son of Iosif Gurko. Brother of general Vasily Gurko.

Graduate of Moscow University. Worked in the State Chancellery, in the Ministry of Interior. Since 1906, Assistant Minister of Interior, worked with ministers Pyotr Durnovo and Pyotr Stolypin.

In 1906 he and the businessman Eric Lidval were involved in the Gurko-Lidval corruption affair, which was investigated during 1907.[1]

In 1909 elected member of Tver zemstvo assembly. Campaigned for the position of Tver Marshal of Nobility, but lost elections. In 1912 Gurko was elected Member of State Council by the Tver zemstvo, joined its right-wing group.

Opposed the 1917 revolution and left Russia. Wrote detailed memoirs, published by Stanford University.


  1. ^ Footnote 174, "The Social-Democrats and the Duma election", volume 11 of the Collected Works (1965) by V.I. Lenin.