Sergei Vasilievich Akchurin

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Sergei Vasilievich Akchurin was the Ober-Procurator of the Apostolic Governing Synod of the Church of Russia from 1774 to 1786.


Sergei Vasilievich was born in September 1722. His father, Vasily Akchurina, was a government official. After graduating from the academic high school, Sergei Vasilievich joined the ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1754. His handling of some affairs related to army operations in Prussia brought him to the attention of Empress Catherine II that led to his appointment as Ober Procurator in 1774 with the rank of Counselor of State. His appointment was ordered by a decree of July 20,1775.

The influence Sergei Vasilievich had while procurator was restrained by Catherine's practice of sending her orders directly to the hierarchs of the Synod. While he attempted to maintain good relations with the influential bishops, his influence with the Synod was limited. On July 28, 1786, Sergei Vasilievich received a notice relieving him of his post as ober procurator, without any explanation. Although he had been dismissed, he was elevated in rank to Privy Councilor, appointed senator, and awarded the Order of St. Anna.

Sergei Vasilievich Akchurin reposed in 1790.

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Sergei Vasilievich Akchurin
Preceded by:
Peter Petrovich Chebyshev
Succeeded by:
Apollos Ivanovich Naumov
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