Aleksey Putilov

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Citizenship: Russia


From 1890, the Ministry of Finance served as assistant legal adviser in 1898 - clerk of total Office of the Minister. He drew the attention of Witte, 1900 - Acting Deputy Director of the Office of the Secretary and the Minister, an official for special assignments Class V Chancellery, from 1902 - Director of the Office of the Ministry of the total. After Witte became chairman of the Council of Ministers, in October 1905 he was elected a board member of the Russian-Chinese Bank (RCB), since 1910 - chairman of the Russian-Asian Bank (BRA) created by the merger of the North and RCH banks. Under his leadership, the bank became the largest bank assets in its pre-revolutionary Russia. Putilov was a millionaire, one of the leading financiers and industrialists in the country. He was chairman or member of the boards of more than 50 joint-stock enterprise, having among Russian businessmen the highest number of personal uny with various companies. Member of the Council of Congresses of Representatives of Industry and Commerce and a member of the Congress of Soviets metal industry. Since May 1915 - Member of the Board of the Special Meeting of supply at the War Ministry. I had extensive connections in the higher spheres of the state bureaucracy, financial and industrial circles of Russia, France and some other countries. In May 1915 Putilov considered fall of the tsarist regime as a result of the revolution inevitable and predicted brutal in its duration and consequences of anarchy. From 1916 - a vowel St. Petersburg City Council. Shortly after the events of February 1917 understood that the Provisional Government is too weak to hold on to power by the radical left. April 5, 1917 at a meeting of prominent financiers and representatives of the Petrograd Kornilov, he came to the conclusion that Kornilov was able to establish in Russia a solid regime of autocracy and put an end to the Soviets. In April 1917, on his initiative was created by the Society for Economic Revival of Russia (OEVR), which included the heads of several major banks and insurance companies in Petrograd. In July 1917, he met with representatives of organizations of Kornilov "Republican Center" in Gurzuf and promised them financial assistance from the OEVR. At the beginning of August 1917 Putilov participated in the Moscow State Conference. August 13, 1917 g.on was invited to a meeting with Kornilov, and dedicated it to the fact that, together with Kerensky he intends to suppress the power of the Soviets in Petrograd, and requested to provide financial assistance to officers who come to Petrograd to support speech. He replied that he had long been waiting for this and is willing to provide him with 4 million rubles, but with the proviso that this fact does not become known to the public. He asked the British ambassador to send armored cars for Kornilov and to assist in the concealment spoke against the Soviets if the performance fails Kornilov. Precise data on the amount of people transmitted Kornilov no money, but this amount does not exceed 2 million rubles, as representatives Putilova, meeting Kornilovites, felt that they did not intend to actively support the general. August 28, 1917, received another letter Kornilov to allocate the money, said that the funds "will not give to the funeral." Soon, fearing arrest because of his ties with Kornilov, he left Petrograd. In 1917, he continued to lead an active business. SNK Decree 30 December 1917 all the property Putilovapo because of his failure to appear at the call Commission of Inquiry was announced SNK confiscated. To go abroad, where he moved to the East Russia, she was a member of the Far Eastern Committee Horvath, agreeing with him action. Refused to enter Derbera government, despite its repeated requests for the spring - summer 1918. In January 1918, it is located in Shanghai. Semenov declined the offer to participate in the start of the civil war on the side of white at this time, because he thought it was premature. According to GK Gins, Putilov was headed at that time "the financial crooks", combine, according to Bolshevik leaders, "the Beijing government." He emigrated to France, where he headed the Paris office of the BRA. During the Civil War has provided considerable financial assistance to the White case, including Denikin`s army. In 1937, he gave 3 interviews were published in Paris Russian newspaper "Latest news" about his involvement in the events of 1917 The interview drew criticism from Kerensky and Kornilov associates. They accused him of distorting facts and many silencing them their true role in the impending Kornilov speech.