Alexander Alexandrovich Makarov

Alexander Alexandrovich Makarov
Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Мака́ров
Minister of Justice
In office
7 July 1916  20 December 1916
Monarch Nicholas II
Prime Minister Boris Stürmer
Alexander Trepov
Preceded by Aleksandr Khvostov
Succeeded by Nikolai Dobrovolsky
Minister of Interior
In office
20 September 1911  16 December 1912
Monarch Nicholas II
Prime Minister Vladimir Kokovtsov
Preceded by Pyotr Stolypin
Succeeded by Nikolai Maklakov
Personal details
Born (1857-07-19)July 19, 1857
St. Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died 1919
Moscow, Russian SFSR
Nationality Russian
Alma mater St. Petersburg University (1878)

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Makarov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Мака́ров, 19 July 1857 (7 July 1857 O.S.), St. Petersburg, Russian Empire – 1919, Moscow, Russian SFSR) was a Russian politician who served as the Minister of Internal Affairs (1911—1912) and Minister of Justice (1916) of the Russian Empire.


After graduating from the University of Saint Petersburg, he entered the Ministry of Justice. He rose to the position of Public Prosecutor, and eventually Chairman of a District Court. In 1906, he was appointed Chairman of the Kharkov Court of Appeals. In 1906, he was appointed Assistant Minister of the Interior in charge of the Police under Stolypin until he was appointed Imperial Secretary in 1909. He was appointed Minister of the Interior in 1911 after Stolypin's assassination on the recommendation of Kokovstsov. He left the position of Minister in December 1912 after the Lena Minefields incident and disagreements over regulation of the press [1] about a sexual connection between Grigori Rasputin and the Tsarina.

Makarov received an appointment to the State Council where he was aligned with the political right wing parties. He was appointed Minister of Justice in July 1916, against the wish of Alexandra and Rasputin, but there was a lack of competent man. He lost the post in December, hindering the investigation as he had given Felix Yusupov permission to leave the city.[2]

After the February Revolution he was arrested on March 1, 1917 released and re-arrested in October 1917. He was executed by the Cheka in a Moscow prison in 1919.


  1. Out of My Past: Memoirs of Count Kokovtsov, p. 292
  2. M. Nelipa (2010), p. 365.


Political offices
Preceded by
Pyotr Stolypin
Minister of Interior
20 September 1911 16 December 1912
Succeeded by
Nikolai Maklakov
Preceded by
Aleksandr Khvostov
Minister of Justice
7 July 1916 20 December 1916 (O.S.)
Succeeded by
Nikolai Dobrovolsky

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