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The Ancient Korsun

The ancient Korsun and Mykolayiv military Governor

Admiral Aleksey Samuilovich Greig, the chief commander of the black sea fleet and simultaneously military Governor of Sevastopol and Nikolaev from 1816 to 1833, by religion was Lutheran. He was the first child in the family of the famous Vice-Admiral Samuil Karlovich Greig (1736-1788), hero of the battle of Cesme, a native of Scotland, who took Russian citizenship. For exceptional services of his father at birth the baby’s godparents were Catherine II and count Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov-Chesmensky. The boy was named Alexei in honor of count Orlov.

Now the center of the city of Nikolaev “decorates” the monument “to the leader of the proletariat”. Before the revolution, a magistrate of Nikolaev decided to convert Greig for his merits in the development of the city “eternal citizen”, and the townspeople in his honor put on the Cathedral square, which now “carries” the name of Lenin square, in 1873, the monument, designed by M. O. Mikeshin famous sculptor A. M. Opekushin. The monument has not survived, it was destroyed during the revolution, and a bronze bas-relief portrait of Admiral was stolen.

From 1788 to 1808 by Alex Greig served in the Russian Navy, starting his service of 13 years. Participated in anti-French Continue reading

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