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Kochubey () Viktor Pavlovich
(17681834)

Kochubey () Viktor Pavlovich (17681834)

Count Viktor Pavlovich Kochubey was a Russian statesman and a close aide of Alexander I of Russia. Of Ukrainian birth, he was a great-grandson of the celebrated Vasily Kochubey. He took part in the Privy Committee that outlined Government reform of Alexander I. He served in London and Paris embassies as counsel, then Ambassador to Turkey. In 1798 he was appointed to the board of College of Foreign Affairs and was created Count next year, but then Paul I of Russia exiled him. At the start of the reign of Alexander I of Russia, he joined the liberal Privy Committee that outlined Government reform of Alexander I. He was the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 18011802 and also Minister of the Interior until 1812, then in 18191825. Since 1827 he was the President of the State Council and Chairman of the Committee of Ministers. In 1834, created knyaz (prince) and made Imperial Chancellor.


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