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
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
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
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
that, as a result of the tectonic uplifting of the surface, one of
the islands became a peninsula.