Zhirkevich Ivan Stepanovich( author of 'Memoirs')
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Biography Zhirkevich Ivan Stepanovich
(1789 - 1848). Disciple of the 1 st of the Cadet Corps, Zhirkevich began serving officer of the Guards, was the adjutant of Count Arakcheev, participated in the Patriotic War and in foreign campaigns. In 1829, Mr.. He was appointed deputy commander of the Tula arms factory, in 1834. - Simbirsky Governor, at the same time, when the thorny issue was resolved on the treatment of state peasants in the specific department. In 1836, Mr.. was transferred to the Governor in Vitebsk, which had just started the accession Uniates. A person is energetic, straightforward, dramatic, fought against abuse by those in power against embezzlement, against the tyranny of the clergy, Zhirkevich long could get along with others in the service of his people, already in 1838, Mr.. He retired. Zhirkevich left the "Notes", published in "Russian Antiquities" (1874, t. IX - XI; 1875, XIII; 1876; XVI, XVII; 1878, XXII, XXIII; 1890, LXVII). Written by a simple, . beziskusstvennym language, . it provides interesting material for the characteristics of the military and the landed life and economy of time of Alexander I and Nicholas I, . for the early history of the reunification of Uniates, . and are not a few interesting facts about the champion of secular and spiritual bureaucracy,
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