Pankratiev Peter Prokofievich 

Russian statesman, privy councilor, governor. 
Born into a poor noble family. He was educated at the Kiev Theological Academy, and in 1772 entered the service of the Kharkov hussar regiment as a company quartermaster; in 1780, he was transferred as an auditor to the Petersburg Dragoon Regiment, promoted to lieutenant and determined by the secretary to the headquarters of the General Consh, Prince H. Repnin . 
From a young age  Pankratiev received combat experience. He participated in the campaigns of 1772–1773, in 1776 and 1778  went against the Kuban in the Crimea, in 1779 was in the battle of the river Salgir and then near Ochakov, where the difference was made in seconds-majors. In 1790, he distinguished himself in the Battle of Machin, for which he received the Order of St. George of 4 degrees; He also fought under Ishmael and Bender. 
In 1791  Pankratiev was present at the conclusion with the Supreme Vizier Yusuf Pasha of peaceful "preliminary" points, and in 1793 he was sent by Field Marshal N.I.Saltykov on the Don for the cessation of unrest between the Cossacks. 
In 1794  Pankratiev was dismissed from military service with the rank of colonel. During the first years of civil service, he replaced several senior positions: first director of the State Loan Bank, chief commandant of the Nerchinsk region, where, in addition to managing the military and civil part, he headed local mines, vice-governor of St. Petersburg, senior adviser to the Auxiliary Bank for the nobility. In 1798  he was appointed to a full-fledged state council, and in 1800, to secret advisers, and in 1801 he was appointed Petersburg's civil governor. 
A year later  Pankratiev was transferred to Kiev by the governor, which he remained until the end of his life.

In addition to the Order of St. George, 4 degrees, the merits of Pankratiev are marked by the Orders of St. Vladimir of 3 degrees and St. Anne of 1 degrees. 
Pankratiev died in Kiev and was buried in St. Cyril's monastery with his wife, Elizaveta Ivanovna Litke (died in 1809), who came by her aunt F.P. Litke.


St. Cyril's Monastery

According to the general opinion of contemporaries, Pankratiev was one of the noblest and most honest administrators of his time. Taking care of the improvement of the city entrusted to him, he built several beautiful buildings in Kiev, increased the revenues of the Public Charity Order, set up two almshouses, a house for the insane, a working house, improved hospitals and a disabled house, built a bridge, running water, started a guest yard, realized many others useful for people beginnings. At the funeral of Pankratiev, the whole city gathered, carrying its ashes to the monastery itself; Above the grave they said the warm word of the famous Kiev preacher and vitia John Levand and the chairman of the Civil Court K. N. Proskur. 
The island and the peninsula in the north-west of the northern island of New Earth. In 1822, Litke discovered the islands, which he named after Pankratiev. In 1910 V.A. Rusanov established that, as a result of the tectonic uplifting of the surface, one of the islands became a peninsula.


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