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Mikhail Mikhailovich (mixɑˈil). 1772–1839, Russian statesman, chief adviser (1807–12) to Alexander I. His greatest achievement was the codification of Russian law (begun 1826)
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  • There were no ladies present except speranski's little daughter (long-faced like her father) and her governess.

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  • Now all these men were replaced by speranski on the civil side, and Arakcheev on the military.

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  • I do not, and never did, like speranski personally, but I like justice!

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  • Two letters brought by a courier were handed to speranski and he took them to his study.

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  • speranski's high-pitched voice struck him unpleasantly, and the incessant laughter grated on him like a false note.

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  • Captain speranski ate his meal alone, and in solemn silence.

  • When the verses were finished Prince Andrew went up to speranski and took his leave.

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  • speranski took the pipe, but, at his first experiment, he found the neck obstructed.

  • speranski told Kochubey he was sorry he had been unable to come sooner as he had been detained at the palace.

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  • Then this rascal, this speranski, tells the truth after all?

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