Golovin Fyodor Alekseevich( remarkable figure of Peter's epoch)
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Biography Golovin Fyodor Alekseevich
(d. 1706). When Princess Sophia was sent to the Amur River (in Daur) for protection from the Chinese Albazina. In 1689, Mr.. Nerchin signed a contract in which the Chinese lost the Amur River to flow Gorbitsy, due to their inability to conduct a major war with China. In the Grand Embassy to the European courts (1697) Golovin, "the general and military commissioner, the governor of Siberia, was second, after Lefort, Plenipotentiary. Initially, his work was devoted mainly to the fleet; abroad he hired foreigners in Russian service, . procured everything necessary for building ships and, . return to Russia, . was appointed head of the newly formed military ship orders,
. In 1699, . after the death of Lefort, . Golovin was made General-Admiral, . first awarded the Order of Alexander Nevsky, . received in the superintendence of foreign affairs and took the leading position among government officials (the "first minister", . reviews of foreigners),
. In 1699 - 1706 he. Golovin was the director of Russian foreign policy: diplomacy carried on an extensive correspondence with Patkul, . Mazepa and directs the actions of Russian ambassadors: Dolgorukogo in Poland, . Tolstoy in Turkey, . Golitsyn in Vienna, . Matveeva in The Hague, the latter instructed "inflame anger" of the British and Dutch people against the enemies of Peter, . Swedes,
. Golovin is particularly noteworthy is the fact that to operate successfully in a new spirit, when other staff members Peter only has to learn. Emperor greatly appreciated Golovin, called him his friend and, in a letter announcing his death, signed "Peter filled with sadness."