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(born in 1742 or 1746, died in 1795).
He studied at Moscow University, he served in the Izmailovo Regiment and the General Staff. From 1775 to 1783. was director of the Academy of Sciences. Judging from the Duchess notes Dashkova and academic papers business Domashnev time directorship, management Domashnev it is committed abuses and riots on the economic and countable units. In connection with the scientific ignorance Domashnev, his desire to autocracy provoked constant strife with academicians. Domashnev a student to print a lot of poetry and prose in journals Kheraskov "Useful amusement" and "free time", is especially known to enjoy his "Ode to the accession to the throne of Empress Catherine II" (St. Petersburg, 1762). From the prosaic articles Domashnev issued: "A brief description of the Russian poets" (Moscow, . 1763), . On Prosody "(" Useful amusement ", . 1762; reprinted in the "Materials" Ephraim), . "Discourse on the benefits of Sciences", . "Satirical dream", . Academic Speech on the duty, . which have scientific societies attach to physical observations, and moral ",
. Domashnev known persecution of the letter "v", which he wanted to drive completely out of use, in an experiment without this letter he typed in "Academic Izvestiya department:" Reading the latest works of various academies ". Persecution of the "v" has led the wit of the time to make fun "of the EPA's petition". Activities Domashnev ridiculed in the book "The former director of the Academy of Sciences Mr. Domashnev" written in the form and style of the church litany. - See. Longinov "Home" ( "Russian Antiquities", 1896, "9); VI. Sreznevsky "Home" ( "Russian poetry", the editors of SA. Vengerov, Issue 6); "Russian Archive" (1872,? 10) and "Reading History and Antiquities" (1866,? 4). V. I. S.