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Bestucheff Riumin

Bestucheff-Riumin, Alexis, Count of, was born at Moscow in 1693. He was employed as a diplomatist by Peter I. and Anne, and the minister Biron was his supporter. Elizabeth made him chancellor, and he negotiated the peace of Abo. In 1758 he was banished on a false charge of treason, but was restored to favour by Catherine II., and died in 1766.