Topic: Witte, Sergei
The modest white and blue mansion at No. 5 Kamennoostrovsky Pl., in St. Petersburg was the former home of Count Sergei Witte. He was one of the most important political figures of Tsarist Russia.
He served under the last two emperors of Russia. He was also the author of the October Manifesto of 1905, a precursor to Russia's first constitution and Chairman of the Council of Ministers (Prime Minister) of the Russian Empire.
Witte lived in his St. Petersburg mansion until his death in 1915.
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