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Pobedonostsev, Konstantin Petrovich
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(May 21/Jun 2, 1827, Moscow – Mar 10/23, 1907, St. Petersburg), graduate of the Imperial Law School (1846), instructor in Russian civil law in Moscow (1859–1865), tutor appointed by the tsar to train his son and heir in St. Petersburg (1861), procurator general of the Holy Synod (1880–1905). Pobedonostsev considered himself a representative of “rational conservatism”; his political actions – always with “the people” (narod) in mind – were guided by the idea that autocracy went hand in hand with Orthodoxy. Although he contributed substantially …

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Wasmuth, Jennifer, “Pobedonostsev, Konstantin Petrovich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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