Pestel Ivan B.( The well-known statesman)
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Biography Pestel Ivan B.
(1765 - 1843), with Paul I was in St. Petersburg Postmaster director and president of the main mailbox rule, under Alexander I - Senator. The independence of his opinions in the Senate, and several rigorous audits (Kazan and Vyatka provinces) have led to his appointment as governor-general of Siberia (1806). Being, by all accounts, active, honest, but at the same time prone to autocracy, P. described the situation in Siberia in the darkest colors, and had to come to St. Petersburg for an explanation. Being the Governor-General during the 12-year-old living in St. Petersburg, he was appointed, for the truth and knowledge of the case ", a member of the special committee on drinking repurchase (1813), Committee on the arrears of drinking repurchase (1815) and the Council of State (1816). His name acting governor of Irkutsk Treskin, henchman of the AP, have brought upon themselves a lot of complaints that triggered the audit of Siberia and the appointment of a new Siberian governor-general, MM. Speranskii (1818). The latter, in an official report blamed the P. that he: 1) gave too much power to the governors, especially Treskin, 2) to defend their illegal actions and 3) lived outside the controlled region. In addition, Speransky was inclined to reproach P. and bribery, and called it "an empty head, what ever knew". Reproach Speranskii hardly fair; retirement P. had up to 200 000 rubles debt, which is paid until death. Leaving the service in 1821, he lived in the province of Smolensk, on the estate of his wife, had the reputation of pious and charitable. Biographical material about him - in "Notes on the Service, by himself drawn (" Russian Archive ", 1875, t. I). V. P-in.