Alexei Nikolaevich Speyer

Alexei Nikolaevich Speyer

Alexei Nikolaevich Speyer ( _ru. Алексей Николаевич Шпейер) was a Russian diplomat and Anglophobe.Fact|date=June 2007 The Russian government had intended to send him to Korea in 1895 to replace Karl Ivanovich Weber as Russian consul general in Korea, but at the request of King Gojong of Korea's Joseon Dynasty, Weber remained in place, and Speyer was sent to Tokyo instead.cite journal|issue=23|last=Volkov|first=M.|title=Русские в Корее- имена и судьбы (Russians in Korea - Names and Fates)|month=May | year=2004|url=|journal=Korusforum Journal, Center for Contemporary Korean Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences] Speyer finally replaced Weber in September 1897.cite book|title=The Abacus and the Sword: The Japanese Penetration of Korea, 1895-1910|last=Duus|first=Peter|publisher=University of California Press|year=1998|id=ISBN 0520213610|pages=pp. 118-121] He later served as the chargé d'affaires of the Russian Embassy in Tehran, Persia, and was eventually promoted to the position of Russian Ambassador to Persia.Fact|date=June 2007


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