Place of birth: St. Petersburg
The Ministry of State Property, the Department of Agriculture, served successively as chief of department, deputy director and director. Since 1883, Vladimir Ivanovich is Deputy Minister of State Property; It is the title of senator and state secretary. Among the most important government regulations on agriculture, held during the 8-year-old beingness Vladimir Ivanovich Director of the Department, include: publication of regulations and the statute of agricultural schools (1878); Organization of collecting information about the state of agriculture in different parts of Russia (1878); device correctly register the current agricultural events, with the help of permanent correspondents and publications department continuous chronicle of agricultural life of the country (1880 - 1881); expedition equipment for the study of the state of Sheep (1880), published his works in the seven editions of the bulky and Livestock (1882), of the works which appeared two issues; Organization peat affairs (1882); edition of the normal position of the lower agricultural school (1882 - 1883). In 1880 Veshnyakov was sent to different provinces for the meeting with representatives of agricultural associations and mechanical institutions on measures to alleviate the farmers to purchase agricultural machinery and implements domestic production, as well as on ways to promote the development of agricultural machinery in Russia. The result of this trip was the establishment of the Commission, to develop a basis for the so-called solovekseley issued to landowners. In 1886, Vladimir Ivanovich chaired the congress zheleznozavodchikov in St. Petersburg, in 1888 - at the Congress of fishermen and, in the same year - a special meeting at the Ministry of Finance, with the participation of breeders distilleries, which developed the main base of the law on agricultural distilling. Also participated in the works of learned societies: the geographical, where he was secretary of the department of statistics and member of the board, and the free economic, where he was chairman of the political-economic committee and vice-president of the society. Almost all Russian agricultural and forestry community, both believe Veshnyakov an honorary member. As a representative of the Ministry of State Property, Veshnyakov participated in the International Statistical Congress in Berlin (1863), Gaga (1869) and St. Petersburg (1872) and farmers congress in Vienna (1873). From Veshnyakov works published in separate editions, it is worth mentioning: "The reasons for the rise of Moscow principality" (1851); "Overview of agricultural institutions in England, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Italy" (1866; it is - a report on the trip in 1861 abroad, which had a significant impact on the direction of the Ministry of State Property in the following years); "Notice sur l` industrie domestique en Russie "(1873; a brochure explaining the significance of the Russian handicraft department at the Vienna International Exhibition) and" Collection of laws and regulations for landowners and farmers "(1873, with additions in 1882 and 1888`s; 2nd printed edition). Edited Veshnyakov published: translation works Courcelles-Senelya "Guide to the theoretical and practical study of the enterprises of industrial, commercial and agricultural" (1860) and jubilee edition - "Essay on fifty of the Ministry of State Property" (1887) and "Historical review of 50 years of activity the same ministry "(1887 - 1888). Moreover, Veshnyakov put a lot of articles in the "Journal of the Ministry of State Property" (1857 - 1864), "Proceedings of the Imperial Academy of Sciences" (1861), "Archives of historical and legal information about Russia" NV Kalachev (1861), "Proceedings of the Imperial Russian Geographical Society" (1869), "Russian Messenger" (1869), "Memoirs of the Imperial Russian Technical Society" (1870), "Journal of Europe" (1870 - 1872), "Collection of the Imperial Russian Historical society "(" project Catherine II of the device of free rural inhabitants ")," Collection of public knowledge "(" Privileges of invention ")," the Agricultural newspaper "and other publications.