Golitsuin sentence example

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  • Golitsuin it was who suggested taking refuge in that strong fortress and won over the boyars of the opposite party.
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  • Golitsuin was a typical representative of Russian society of the end of the 17th century in its transition from barbarism to civilization.
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  • The May revolution of 1682 placed Golitsuin at the head of the Posolsky Prikaz, or ministry of foreign affairs, and during the regency of Sophia, sister of Peter the Great, whose lover he became, he was the principal minister of state (1682-1689) and "keeper of the great seal," a title bestowed upon only two Russians before him, Athonasy Orduin-Nashchokin and Artamon Matvyeev.
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  • In the civil war between Sophia and Peter (August - September 1689), Golitsuin half-heartedly supported his mistress and shared her ruin.
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  • Golitsuin was unusually well educated.
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  • He was a great friend of foreigners, who generally alluded to him as "the great Golitsuin."
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  • Adam had already met the grand duke Alexander at a ball at the princess Golitsuin's, and the youths at once conceived a strong "intellectual friendship" for each other.
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  • After the death of Peter the Great, Golitsuin became the recognized head of the old Conservative party which had never forgiven Peter for putting away Eudoxia and marrying the plebeian Martha Skavronskaya.
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  • But the reformers, as represented by Alexander Menshikov and Peter Tolstoi, prevailed; and Golitsuin remained in the background till the fall of Menshikov, 1727.
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  • Golitsuin was left in peace, however, and lived for the most part in retirement, till 1736, when he was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the conspiracy of his son-in-law Prince Constantine Cantimir.
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  • Osterman was appointed governor to the young emperor, and on his death (1730) he refused to participate in the attempt of Demetrius Golitsuin and the Dolgorukis to convert Russia into a limited constitutional monarchy.
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  • His name is a form of Golitsuin (q.v.), the Russian family from which he came.
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  • It lasted Vasily Golitsuin's expedition under the regency of Sophia was the first Crimean War (1687-89).
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