Sergei Witte Profile

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Sergei Witte


  • Life: 1849-1915
  • Odessa Railway: 1871-1877
  • Joined Ministry: 1889
  • Minister of Finance: 1892-1903
  • First Prime Minister: 1905


  • Attended Odessa University for Maths Degree
  • 1871-1877: Worked for the railway, it was sold and he became the manager allowing him to be friends with capitalists
  • 1883: Published book on railway tariffs


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