Grigory Golitsyn fought in Caucasian War, studied at General Staff Academy, commanded regiments. In 1876, was appointed Governor of Uralsk Oblast; later on, served at a variety of position in other regions.
In 1897-1904, he was the Governor of Transcaucasia; known as the initiator of the confiscation of the properties of the Armenian Church. Wounded in an assassination attempt near Tiflis in 1903.
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