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Entries / Vladimir Alexandrovich (1847-1909), Grand Prince

Vladimir Alexandrovich (1847-1909), Grand Prince

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VLADIMIR ALEXANDROVICH (1847, St. Petersburg- 1909, St. Petersburg), Grand Prince, statesman and military officer, Infantry General (1880), Adjutant General (1872), member of the State Assembly (1872), senator (1868), honorary member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1875). Third son of Emperor Alexander II. In 1864 entered military service in Preobrazhensky Life Guard Regiment (in 1869-72 serving as its commander), thereafter commanded a Guards' rifle brigade, the 1st Guards' Infantry Division. Participated in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78. From August of 1880, commander of the Guards' Corps; from 2 March 1881, commander, then from 1884 commander-in-chief of the Guards' forces and of the St. Petersburg Military District. In this capacity on 9.1.1905 he gave orders to suppress disturbances in St. Petersburg (see "Bloody Sunday"). Took part in deliberations of laws on the establishment of the State Duma. 27 October 1905 retired for family reasons. From 1869 served as Comrade (Deputy) President, and from 1876, as President of the Academy of Arts, rendered patronage too many artists, had a considerable collection of paintings. Chairman of the Committee for Construction of the Cathedral of Resurrection of Christ, Honorary president of the Society of Adherents of Military sciences, initiator of the establishment of the Officers' Economic Society and Officers' Army and Naval Assembly; Honorary Chairman of the Imperial Russian Firemen Society and a number of others. Owned a palace at 26 Dvortsovaya Embankment (see Vladimirsky Palace) and the so-called Zapasnoy (Reserve) Palace in the Tsar's Village (Tsarskoe Selo). Buried in the Grand Princes Burial Vault. In commemoration of Vladimir Alexandrovich St. Petersburg Military Academy in 1910 was renamed Vladimirsky Military Academy.

Y. A. Kuzmin.

Vladimir Alexandrovich, Grand Prince

Dvortsovaya Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 26

The subject Index
State Assembly
Russian Academy of Sciences
Preobrazhensky Life Guards Regiment
State Duma
Academy of Arts
Vladimirsky Palace