Zotov Konon Nikitich( The activity of the Petrine era)
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Biography Zotov Konon Nikitich
(1690 - 1742). In 1704, 14 years old, was sent by Peter the Great to study abroad, and took place almost a part of marine science at the British, part of Dutch ships. In 1715, Mr.. participated in the Marine campaign in the Gulf of Finland, and then was sent to France to study French and trade regulations, and for the recruitment manufactory and shipwrights. In his letters to Peter from abroad Zotov frequently raised issues such, . which go beyond the data it requests, . - Indicates, . example, . the need for the Russian government to have a permanent representative in France, . as well as the fact, . that the Russian officers, . defined in the service of the Admiralty, . previously sent abroad to study law, . the example of French officers,
. In 1716, Mr.. Zotov, . own initiative, . started negotiations with Marshal d'Etre to conclude a commercial treaty between Russia and France on the conditions of free trade, . insisting in his reports to Peter at the, . that the Russian government should reject the claims of the French merchants, . finds support in what was then the Russian agent Lefort, . the provision of their privileges in trade with Russia,
. Zotov tried even while living in France, to arrange a profitable, in his opinion, Russia's political combination, invited the representative of the French government project wedding Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich on one of the French princesses. Zotov thought that way "the Swede would have been completely cut off, but received from the Petra severely reprimanded for unsolicited intervention in politics. In 1719, in command under the command of Admiral Sinyavino ship, he captured an enemy ship. Consisted temporary inspector at the Admiralty Board, "so - in the words of Peter, - shown the strength of the job, his future successor. Participated in the drafting of maritime regulations, was "A Conversation with Admiral Captain of the team with, . Full or teaching, . how to manage the ship in all sorts of different cases "(published in 1724, . reprinted in 1816) and a book about "the pursuit of the enemy", . in 1726, Mr.,
. wrote the "Rules of the Admiralty of the lower court" (merchant marine charter). The importance of a letter received Zotov of Inspector General, he wrote from Paris to his brother and became known to Peter: Views expressed here have been taken into account by Peter or drafting a law on the post of Procurator-General. There is reason to think that Zotov was prepared initial draft of the law. Later he served in the Admiralty Chief ekipazhmeysterom, then-general ekipazhmeysterom. - See. Pekarsky "Science and Literature under Peter the Great"; Pavlov Sylvan Projects reforms in the notes of his contemporaries of Peter the Great.