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Boris Vladimirovich Stürmer

Stürmer, Boris Vladimirovich (bərēsˈ vlədyēˈmĭrəvĭch shtyōrˈmĭr) [key], 1848–1917, Russian public official. He became premier early in 1916 and shortly afterward replaced Sazonov as foreign minister. Linked with Rasputin and with the Germanophile element in the court, he was violently attacked in the Duma and was obliged to resign in Nov., 1916. He was arrested after the February Revolution of 1917 and died in prison.

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