Lobanov-Rostovsky Alexei Borisovich( statesman and historian)
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Biography Lobanov-Rostovsky Alexei Borisovich
(1824 - 1896). He was educated at the Alexander Lyceum. He has held various positions at our missions in Paris and Berlin. From 1859 to 1863. was ambassador in Constantinople, where he managed to resolve several thorny issues, then was governor of Orel, and from 1867 to 1878. - Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs. In 1878, Mr.. appointed ambassador to Constantinople. By removing the issues raised by the war and not authorized by the San Stefano, he, in opposition to Prince Gorchakov, was inclined to make concessions to the Porte (just her, not power), assuming that the "ruthless" contract pushes her into the arms of Austria and England. In 1879 - 1882 years, he was ambassador in London, in 1882 - 1895 years in Vienna, in 1895. He was transferred to Berlin, but after then put in charge of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Based on the rapprochement with France and the agreement with Berlin, Lobanov-Rostovsky achieved some results, but at the cost of care from the Middle East to the Far. Protection of Turkish Christians moved into British hands, the Russian government through the mouth Lobanov-Rostovsky talk about the need to strengthen the authority of the sultan and wait for him reform. Result of policies Lobanov-Rostovsky Shimonoseki was the destruction of the world, which have strained relations between Russia and Japan to. Lobanov-Rostovsky up a large collection of books, manuscripts, paintings, coins and other antiquities. He placed a series of articles in the "Russian Antiquities" and "Russian Archive" devoted primarily XVIII century, it was particularly interested in individuals with outstanding character and destiny, or deeply unhappy. His "Russian Genealogy Book" (I - II, 1873 and 1875, ed. 2-e, 1895) is composed of materials that he had previously collected for the prince PV. Dolgorukov. In his own library of the Emperor, in the department Lobanov-Rostovsky, stored, among other things, the original era of Paul I and 2 volumes of the Diary external history of the reign. For pan-European historiography of this time, it is important publication Lobanov-Rostov: "Lettres de la marquise de Coignes et de quelques autres personnes appartenant a la societe francaise" (AP, 1884). He participated in the publication of L. Pingaud "Correspondance intime du comte de Vaudreuil et du comte d'Artois pendant l'emigration, 1789 - 1815" (AP, 1889). With the assistance of Russian historians (eg, Brikner) and foreign (Pingaud) to use and publish the lessons from the archives of materials of great value. He was the initiator of Russian Genealogical Society. Its meetings and their fate cm. V. Ikonnikova "The experience of Russian historiography", I. - Wed. V. Heat "Prince A.B. Lobanov-Rostovsky "(" Russian Archive ", 1896, 12, and separately, St. Petersburg., 1897); K. Thick-lipped "Book. A.B. Lobanov-Rostovsky "(Proceedings of Russian Genealogical Society", II, St. Petersburg., 1903).