Speranski

noun
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for speranski

Historical Examples of speranski

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

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

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

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • "Grounds of personal ambition maybe," Speranski put in quietly.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • And he's hand in glove with Speranski, writing some project or other.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • It seemed to him that this was not Speranski but someone else.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy