Leonid N. Zaitsev
Kostroma State University
Zaitsev Leonid Nikolayevich Leontiy Vasil’yevich Dubel’t – statesman and public figure of the Russian Empire in the 1st half of the 19th century. Vestnik of Kostroma State University, 2022, vol. 28, № 3, pp. 25–32. https://doi. org/10.34216/1998-0817-2022-28-3-25-32
DOI: https//doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2022-28-3-25-32
УДК: 94(470.317)”19”
Publish date: 2022-10-01
Annotation: On the basis of archival and historical materials, the article examines in detail the personality of one of the prominent state and public figures of his time, Cavalry General Leontiy Vasil’yevich Dubel’t, whose 230th anniversary is celebrated in 2022. He beat back Napoleon in 1812, held the managerial position of the III department of His Majesty’s own Chancellery. The main stages of the life path, formation and professional formation of Leontiy Dubel’t are revealed. The topicality is due to insufficient research of his scientific biography, as well as the expansion of the source base of research on his personality. The author introduced into scientific circulation new facts about the statesman’s activities as the manager of the III department of His Majesty’s own Chancellery, which made it possible to recreate the portrait of the Russian Empire’s second gendarme. His role and place in the activities of the political police of the Russian Empire, including with the help of effective public administration in the field of state security in the context of the growing crisis of power, is noted. The conclusion is made about his personal contribution to the management of the state, professionalism, and maintaining a stable political situation in the country.
Keywords: Leontiy Dubel’t, state activity, political police.
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Author's info: Leonid N. Zaitsev, senior lecturer, Kostroma State University, Kostroma, Russia, l_zaycev@ksu.edu.ru