LAMZDORF Vladimir( Graf, Chamberlain)
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Lamzdorf Vladimir Nikolaevich (1841-1907). Graf, Chamberlain. The entire service career proceeded in the apparatus of the Foreign Ministry. Abroad Lamzdorf never served. In 1880-1897 he. served as director of the Office of the Minister and was one of the closest associates Girs. In 1897. was appointed assistant minister, and in 1900. - With the filing Witte - Minister. His tenure was marked revival of activity of Russia in the Far East. He relied on the strengthening of relations between Russia and China. Participated in this regard in the development of Russian-Chinese agreement 1902. Was a strong supporter of limiting the influence of Russia in China, Manchuria and the agreement with Japan on spheres of influence in the Far East. But it is his credo caused serious annoyance 'Bezobrazov clicks' and others from the nearest environment of Nicholas II. As a result, shortly before the Russian-Japanese War, the king actually removed from Lamzdorfa of the Far Eastern affairs, and even ceased to correspond with the Japanese and Chinese governments through the Foreign Ministry, . substitution is a viceroy in the Far East, General Alexeyev,
. In the Middle East Lamzdorf tried to limit the influence of Germany on the situation in Turkey. Much effort he exerted to preserve the Franco-Russian alliance, which the Germans had repeatedly tried to weaken or even terminate. At the same time he tried to strengthen contacts with Germany to restrict the aggressive intentions of England against Russia. In 1906, Mr.. immediately after the resignation of Witte stepped down as head of the Council of Ministers, Lamzdorf in protest against the king's position in the Far Eastern affairs and resigned.