The New International Encyclopædia/Milyutin, Nikolai

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MILYUTIN, Nikolai (1818-72). A Russian statesman, brother of Count Dmitri. Before he was twenty he entered the employ of the Department of Interior; in Alexander II.'s reforms he took a prominent part, especially in the reorganization of credit, in the introduction of provincial institutions centring on the mir, in the emancipation of the serfs, and in agrarian commissions in Lithuania in 1863 and in Poland in 1864. He was Secretary of State for Poland from 1866 to 1868, and attempted to break down the power of the Roman Catholic clergy in that province. Milyutin wrote on Russian military statistics. Consult Leroy-Beaulieu, Un homme d'état russe (Paris, 1884).