Bark Peter L.( The banker, statesman, an exile.)
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Biography Bark Peter L.
April 6, 1869 - January 16, 1937
banker, statesman, an exile. He graduated from St. Petersburg University. Before the revolution led by a number of large Russian banks. Minister of Finance (1914-1917). After the October Revolution in exile in England. The author of "Memoirs" (Paris, 1966).
Bark Peter L.. Of the nobility. In 1892 he graduated from the Faculty of St. Petersburg University. Since 1894 Secretary of the State Bank Governor, then in Berlin, he studied banking.
. In 1897 - 1905 one of the directors of the St. Petersburg office of the State Bank and director of overseas operations of the same office, . since 1898 while chairman of Accounting and Loan Bank of Persia, . 1899 - 1905 board member of the Russian-Chinese Bank, . since 1901, Comrade Chairman of the Board of the stock department of the St. Petersburg Stock Exchange, . In 1905 the manager of the Petersburg office of the State Bank, . 1906, Comrade Governor State Bank.,
. In 1907 - 11 Managing Director and board member of the Volga-Kama Commercial Bank
. From 1911 (by invitation P.A. Stolypin's) Assistant Minister of Trade and Industry. Since January 1914 the manager of the Ministry of Finance, from May - Minister of Finance and Chief separate corps of border guards.
January 26, 1914 at an audience with Nicholas II, said: "You can not build a welfare state by selling vodka ... You must enter the income tax and to take all measures to reduce consumption of vodka "(Barque PL, Memoirs," Rebirth ", 1965, бL 159,. 58). On his initiative, the Act of September 16, 1914 at the time of the war was halted trading vodka. In 1915 developed a draft reform of the financial system, one of the core of which is income tax, in August this year, has signed with other ministers of the letter to Nicholas II on the "fundamental disagreements" with I.L. Goremykin and inability to work with him. One of the two ministers, survivors of the "ministerial leapfrog". Financing of military spending carried out through money creation, external and internal borrowing. In December 1915 a member of the State Council with leaving the Minister of Finance.
. During the February Revolution of 1917 was arrested on Feb. 29 his former valet, who in his time did not help avoid sending to the front and later an arrest warrant signed п-.пг
. Kerensky, who explained that the Committee of Public Safety felt uncomfortable to go against the expressions of the will of the insurgent people. March 17 was released, moved to southern Russia. During the Civil War used the ex-communication to finance the "White movement". In exile he lived in London, where the highest financial circles brought him to work as an expert and advisor. In 1935, British citizenship and took the title of baronet.