Russian lawyer (b. 1/13 November 1845 near Tulsk; d. 8 September 1929 in Tver), born Vladimir Karlovich Sabler (Владимир Карлович Саблер), known after 1905 as Vladimir Karlovich Desyatovsky (Владимир Карлович Десятовский).
The son of Karl Fyodorovich Sabler (b. 1809), the chief quartemaster to the Russian Grenadiers, and his wife Stefaniya Vasilyevna (b. Alekseyeva), Sabler came from a privileged background, he studied law at Moscow University, from which he graduated in 1872. From 1873 he joined the law office of the Holy Synod of he Russian Orthodox Church, where he remained until 1905. After resigining from the Synod due to differences with Konstantin Pobedonostsev, he served as a member of the State Council in Saint Petersburg (1906–1911), before returning as the chief attorney of the Holy Synod in 1911 (three years after Pobedonostsev's death), and remained there until 1915. Following the outbreak of war, he changed his German-sounding surname of "Sabler" to "Desyatovsky", and after the 1917 revolution he lived as a private citizen in Saint Petersburg.
Tchaikovsky's correspondence with Vladimir Sabler:
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