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Greig, Samuel A.

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(1827 - 1887), son of Admiral Alexis Greig. Upon completing the Corps of Pages, he served in the Horse Guards regiment. In 1851, Mr.. appointed adjutant to the Menshikov, and then composed in the Grand Duke Constantine. In 1854, Mr.. in the Battle of Inkerman wounded in the head. At the end of hostilities, he served as vice director of the Commissariat Department of the Ministry of Marine, Vice-Director of the Office. In 1866, Mr.. appointed Deputy Minister of Finance in 1869. sent abroad to study modern financial institutions. In 1874,. appointed by the State Comptroller, in 1877. Treasury. Situation of our finances after the Russian-Turkish war of 1877 - 78 years were hard, had to eliminate military spending, and soon emerged and others confused: Transcaspian war, plague and vetlyanskaya t. n. We Greig was not any firm and clear program of action, and he was ready to apply to any means to increase income. When it was introduced a tax on passengers and goods, high speed (1879), . vodka products levied an additional excise, . increased excise taxes from beer, . tobacco; raised the fee from the insurance, . increased stamp duty, . as well as raised the price of acts and bills of paper, . the spread of the latter in Poland,
. Canceled duty-free importation of iron and iron, admitted in 1861,. for engineering works. Increasing taxes, Greig was trying to send a guiding scope to reduce costs. The result of the Emperor of the note filed with the appointment of the commission was to reduce costs. But it was just as useless as the other, formerly (1818, 1822, 1835, 1857, 1865 years). Ordinary income could not suffice to cover the costs resulting from not only current needs, but also the end of the war. To cover the deficit in the short-term management of the Ministry of Finance Greig had to resort to the issuance of loans: the 2 nd Eastern, . 300 million rubles; 3rd East Loan, . 200 million rubles: 6 th 4% Consolidated (external), . 150 million rubles, etc.,
. Part of amounts received from the sale, was employed for retirement credit rubles, of which 500 million rubles was reduced to 408 million rubles (1879), but then again made were new releases. In 1880, Mr.. dismissed from the rank of Minister of Finance, leaving a member of the State Council.


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