In 1790 he conducted the military operations on the Dniester and held his court at Jassy with more than Asiatic pomp. In 1791 he returned to St Petersburg where, along with his friend Bezborodko (q.v.), he made vain efforts to overthrow the new favourite, Zubov, and in four months spent 850,000 roubles in banquets and entertainments, a sum subsequently reimbursed to him from the treasury.
It has an old cathedral, a technical school and a former high school (lyceum of Bezborodko, at which N.
ALEKSANDER ANDREEVICH, PRINCE BEZBORODKO (1747-1799), grand chancellor of Russia, was born at Gluchova on the, 4th of March 1747, and educated at home and in the clerical academy at Kiev.
On the death of Catharine, the emperor Paul entrusted Bezborodko with the examination of the late empress's private papers, and shortly afterwards made him a prince of the Russian empire, with a correspondingly splendid apanage.
Bezborodko was the only Russian minister who retained the favour of Paul to the last.
Paul, however, refused to accept his resignation and would have sent him abroad for the benefit of his health, had not a sudden stroke of paralysis prevented Bezborodko from taking advantage of his master's kindness.
In private life Bezborodko was a typical Catharinian, corrupt, licentious, conscienceless and self-seeking.
Bezborodko in Connexion with the Events of His Time (Rus., St Petersburg, 1879-1881).