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Pavel Zelenoy

Pavel Alexeevich Zelenoy (Russian: Зеленой, Павел Алексеевич, 1833-1909) was a Russian admiral, governor of Taganrog and Odessa.


Military career

Pavel Zelenoy was born into a noble family of captain-lieutenant Alexey Nikolaevich Zelenoy. He graduated from the Naval Cadets Corps in 1851. Zelenoy circumnavigated the globe twice - onboard of frigate "Pallada" in 1852-1854 and onboard of frigate "Diana" in 1855. In 1854 was promoted to the rank of lieutenant, in 1856-1860 served onboard of frigate "Askold". 1860-1865 commanded the brig "Almaz", 1866-1869 commanded the corvette "Vityaz". Retired in 1870 and served on commercial vessels. Participant of the Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878), Zelenoy commanded a squadron of minelayers and was in charge for the transfer of Russian troops from the seaports of the Sea of Marmara to Russia. In 1882 was promoted to the rank of rear-admiral.

Administrative career

In 1882-1885 - Governor of Taganrog, in 1885-1898 - Governor of Odessa, since 1898 - honorary trustee of the board of trustees of Empress Maria's foundations. In 1891 promoted to the rank of lieutenant-general at the Admiralty. In 1902 promoted to the rank of admiral.

Married to Natalia Mikhailovna Verkhovskaya (1842-1901).



Russian Awards

Foreign Awards

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Preceded by
Pavel Maksutov
Governors of Taganrog
Succeeded by
Ippolit Vogak


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