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Volkonskii Sergei G.

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Born in 1788, Mr.. His father was a prominent militant General. "If my subsequent actions in civilian life - wrote Sergei Volkonski - were not at the level of civic beliefs of my ancestors, to the great cause of truth, which shone in the modern era". Education Volkonskogo was superficial. During the wars of 1807 - 1814 he. He singled out as a brave and sensible officer, participated in 58 battles. 28 years of age he was a general suite of His Majesty. In 1814 - 1815 he. traveled a lot, seen a lot, a lot of thought. From the experience of war and travel Volkonskii introduced a progressive thinking. Appointed a brigadier general, he made a lot of humanity in relation to subordinates. In 1819, due to its transfer from one part to another without his consent, he took indefinite leave of absence. By joining the "Union of Welfare, Volkonskii, in his closing, took a large part in founding and activities of the Southern Company, being very friendly with Pestel. At this time he returned to command in southern Russia. In January 1825, Mr.. Volkonskii married MN. Raevskaya. After December 14 Volkonskii led his team to the oath, but in early 1826. arrested. During the investigation Volkonskii remark provoked general Chernysheva: "Shame, warrants more than you show". Volkonski was found guilty of, . that was involved in the agreement of intent to kill the Czar and the extermination of the entire royal family, took part in the management of the Southern Company and tried to connect it with the North, has acted in intent to the exclusion of areas of the empire, and used fake stamp Field Auditoriata ",
. The latter two charges were unfounded. Referred to 1 category, Volkonsky was sentenced to 20 years in prison and permanent exile. After working Nerchinsk and the Petrovsky factory Volkonskii from 1837. lived near Irkutsk with family. In 1841, Mr.. Volkonsky was invited to give foster son and daughter into state institutions, but under the condition of deprivation of their names. Volkonskii refused. In 1856, Mr.. Volkonskii returned to Russia, but was under police surveillance. Volkonskii "returned to Moscow venerable elder, . wiser and reconciliation, . full hot, . joyful sympathy for the reforms of the reign of Alexander II, . mainly to the peasant, . complete unshakable faith in Russia and the love of it, . and high domestic simplicity "(words and,
. Aksakov). Died in 1865. He left "Notes", which snap in mid-sentence description of the first interrogation. They represent the primary historical document. Alive, but calmly painted the picture of war and peace, everyday meetings, interesting, sharp observations on life in Russia and Europe, short but informative discussions very intelligent people on various subjects - such is the content of the Notes. They published the author's son, Prince ms. Volkonski (St. Petersburg, 1901, 2 nd edition with an afterword by the publisher, St. Petersburg, 1902). - See. M. N. V., "Notes" (ib., 1904); his own, in the "Historical Messenger (1884 tons, XVIII);" Day "(1865, N 50 - 51). A. El-h.


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