Schliisselburg sentence example
- Rumours of his confinement at Kholmogory having leaked out, he was secretly transferred to the fortress of Schliisselburg (1756), where he was still more rigorously guarded, the very commandant of the fortress not knowing who "a certain arrestant" committed to his care really was.
- Nor could his residence at Schliisselburg remain concealed for ever, and its discovery was the cause of his ruin.
- Imprisonment in Schliisselburg for life, or repatriation to Holstein, were proposed only to be rejected as dangerous.
- A court, largely composed of his antagonists, condemned him to death, but the empress reduced the sentence to lifelong imprisonment in Schliisselburg and confiscation of all his estates.