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Posiet Konstantin

( Adjutant-General, Admiral)

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Biography Posiet Konstantin
Born in 1819, Mr.. His ancestor, Possuet de Rossiet (in Russian documents Possiet, Passet, Passiet, etc.), at the invitation of Peter the Great came to Russia from France, and for many years worked on the vineyards near Astrakhan. After graduating from the course in the Sea Cadet Corps, Posiet swam in the White Sea and Baltic. Work it "Artillery doctrine" (1847), dealing with rules for artillery practice by foreign fleets, had the effect of increasing the combat power of our military courts, and that with immediate impact in our battles off the coast of the Caucasus. Another work Pos'eta "Armament navies" (1849, 2 ed., 1851) was crowned the Demidov Prize. Appointed commander of the artillery training ship "Prokhor, Posyet used it all up to them to improve. When the admiral was charged Putiatina conclude a trade treaty with Japan, Posiet went with him on the frigate Pallas (swimming was described by IA. Goncharov); later he again traveled to Japan to exchange tracts. In the captain 1 rank, was appointed Posiet consist mentor in the Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich and since then has consistently performed in the summer sea voyage (1858 to 1865.) On the Baltic Sea and the coast of Russia, from 1866 to 1868. Posiet walked along with his Most August pupil, in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, and in 1871. visited America, Canada, China, Japan, Siberia. This swim was completed a maritime Grand Duke, to whom, to his age, was appointed trustee Posiet. From 1874 to 1888. Posiet was Minister of Railways. In that position he organized a special "opisnye Party, . work which served to correct and improve many of our rivers, to facilitate navigation on the inland waters of the sailors assigned to the shipping inspection, for the same purposes established hydrometric stations, . meteorological stations and shipping conventions, produced a lot of hydro-engineering works,
. In 9085 branches Possiet built railroads, . drafted and approved by the general statute of Russian Railways, . initiated the settlement of railway tariffs, . expanded channels Ochakov bar and Kerch Strait-Enikalsky, . constructed new channels: Syasky, . Svirsky, . Mariinsky, . Sea Canal opened in St. Petersburg, . made many measurements of our harbors and rivers,
. Since 1888. Posiet was a member of the Council of State. Participated in establishing the Humane Society and constantly watching the development of this case. In his thoughts on our rivers and lakes are arranged winter Baywatch. See. "Celebrating 50 years of service in the officer ranks to Admiral. N. P. "(St. Petersburg, 1887) and" Our statesmen and public figures "(St. Petersburg, 1891, p.. 277 - 281). Died in 1899


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