Tsar Nicholas I Romanov Prince Dolgorukov Imperial Russian Signed Document 1854
Tsar Nicholas I Romanov Prince Dolgorukov Imperial Russian Signed Document 1854
Tsar Nicholas I Romanov Prince Dolgorukov Imperial Russian Signed Document 1854
Tsar Nicholas I Romanov Prince Dolgorukov Imperial Russian Signed Document 1854
Tsar Nicholas I Romanov Prince Dolgorukov Imperial Russian Signed Document 1854

Tsar Nicholas I Romanov Prince Dolgorukov Imperial Russian Signed Document 1854

Product code: 5034
£3,000.00
Rare document in Cyrillic dated St Petersburg 26th August 1854 appointing Igor Muller as Major-General. The document is signed by Tsar Nicholas I (1796-1855), and also his Minister for War Prince Vasili Andrevich Dolgorukov (1804-1868). The printing of the double headed eagle and the instruments of war on this vellum document is quite superb and the seal is intact.

"By the Grace of God, We Nicholas I, Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias, Etc., Etc.,Etc.,

Let it be known and observed by all that Igor Muller, who has served US in the rank of colonel, for having shown diligence and zeal in OUR service, WE have most graciously conferred and appointed as OUR Major General, 13 May 1854, with effect from the 10 May this year. With this WE bestow and appoint, commanding all our subjects to recognise and esteem in the proper manner, the aforementioned Igor Muller as OUR Major-General: and we hope that in OUR most gracious appointment of him to this rank he will act faithfully and assiduously, as behoves a good and faithful officer. In testament to this, WE, with OUR own handwritten signature, and the seal of OUR government, confirm this appointment. Given in St Petersburg, Summer 1854. August 26th.

Nicholas.

Minister of War: Prince Dolgurukov

Recorded in the Inspection Department of the War Ministry: No.94

With the seal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: No.15067"

Nicholas I is best known as a political conservative whose reign was marked by geographical expansion, repression of dissent, economic stagnation, poor administrative policies, a corrupt bureaucracy, and frequent wars that culminated in Russia's disastrous defeat in the Crimean War of 1853-56. He saw himself as a soldier - a junior officer totally consumed by spit and polish. A handsome man, he was highly nervous and aggressive. His was a reactionary policy based on orthodoxy in religion, autocracy in government, and Russian nationalism. He was the younger brother of his predecessor, Alexander I. Nicholas inherited his brother's throne despite the failed Decembrist revolt against him and went on to become the most reactionary of all Russian leaders.

Prince Vasili was a Russian statesman, General of the Cavalry, Minister of War (1852-1856), Chief of Gendarmes and Executive Head of the Third Section of H.I.M. Chancellery (1856-1866).

Size: 49 x 40.5 cm approx

Code 5034