Zeitschrift für die Welt der Türken / Journal of World of Turks, Vol 1, No 1 (2009)

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Grand Vizier Hüseyin Hilmi Pasha and His Journey to Russia



In this study, it is mentioned a journey which Ottoman’s former grand vizier Hüseyin Hilmi Pasha traveled to Russia in 1910. During this unofficial journey, Hüseyin Hilmi Pasha has met with Muslim Turks living in Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan, Samarra and told his thoughts on their sustenance. In Russian and Tatar newspapers of that time, it had been written and discussed on this journey. As sources, we have taken the columns published in newspapers of ‘Novoye Vremya’ (Saint Petersburg), ‘Vakit’ (Orenburg), ‘Yıldız’ (Kazan) etc and the reports of two scholars, N. F. Katanov and N. Ashmarin, who guided and interpreted for Hilmi Pasha while he was in Kazan.


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