Golitsyn Nikolai Dmitrievich

Prince, statesman.
Born in the village of Porechye, Mozhaisk district, Moscow province. He was a native of the old princely family of the Golitsyns, rising to the great Lithuanian prince Gedymin and related to Rurik and the royal house of the Romanovs.
Childhood and youth of Golitsyn were held in the estate of the parents - the villages of Vladimirsky and Lytkin, Dorogobuzh district, Smolensk province.
In 1871, with the rank of collegiate secretary, he graduated from the Imperial Aleksandrovsky (Tsarskoselsky) Lyceum and was assigned to serve in the Ministry of the Interior, holding various posts in the Kingdom of Poland.
In 1879 Golitsyn was appointed Arkhangelsk vice-governor. Since 1884, he is vice director of the Economic Department of the Ministry of the Interior. During this period, the service was appointed by the Ministry of the Interior as a member to various ministerial work committees.
In 1885, Golitsyn became the rectifying office of the Arkhangelsk governor, and in 1887 he was confirmed in this position with the production of a state councilor for the rank. Then came the posts of Kaluga and Tver governors. Since 1903, Golitsyn was a senator, was present in the First Department of the Senate.
During the First World War, he headed the Committee to assist Russian prisoners of war in enemy countries, which was under the auspices of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, was a member of the Council of State.
On January 12, 1917, at the insistence of the Empress, Golitsyn took the post of Chairman of the Council of Ministers, which he held until the February Revolution. In March 1917, together with other ministers, he was arrested, testified to the Emergency Commission of Inquiry of the Provisional Government.
After the Bolsheviks seized power, the patriot of his homeland, Prince Golitsyn, remained in Russia, earning his living as a shoemaker and guarding public gardens. For this his patriotism, he paid. Although Golitsyn was not engaged in political activities, in 1920–1924. He was twice arrested by the OGPU Cheka organs on suspicion in connection with counter-revolutionaries. After the third arrest in February 1925 in connection with the "case of lyceum students" by the decision of the Collegium of the OGPU on June 22, 1925, this outstanding Russian man, a gentleman of many highest awards, was shot on July 2, 1925 in Leningrad.
In 2004, rehabilitated by the decision of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation.
The island in the Gribovaya Bay on the west coast of the southern island of Novaya Zemlya. He was named by the officers of the “Bakan” schooner in 1889.


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