a Russian noble family, known since the mid- l6th century.

The Naryshkin family entered the political arena in 1671, when Tsar Aleksei Mikhailovich took as his second wife Natal’ia Kirillovna Naryshkina (1651–94), the future mother of Peter I. Her upbringing in the family of A. S. Matveev had helped her gain an introduction to the tsar. When Peter I ascended the throne in 1689 Natal’ia Kirillovna became prominent in the administration of the state. Lev Kirillovich Naryshkin, the uncle of Peter I, served as chief of the Foreign Office (Posol’skii prikaz) from 1690 to 1702 and became a leading figure in state affairs.

The role of the Naryshkins declined after the early 18th century, but through the reign of Alexander I and even later, members of the family held prominent court and state positions and thus could exert significant influence on Russian policies. The Decembrist M. M. Naryshkin was also a member of the family.


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The largest circles formed round Count Rostopchin, Valuev, and Naryshkin.
In the third circle, Naryshkin was speaking of the meeting of the Austrian Council of War at which Suvorov crowed like a cock in reply to the nonsense talked by the Austrian generals.
They drank to Bekleshev, Naryshkin, Uvarov, Dolgorukov, Apraksin, Valuev, to the committee, to all the Club members and to all the Club guests, and finally to Count Ilya Rostov separately, as the organizer of the banquet.
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi discussed ways of boosting security relations between Egypt and Russia with Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Director Sergei Naryshkin in Cairo on Tuesday.
In an official statement issued by presidency spokesperson Bassam Rady, it was stated that Sisi and Naryshkin discussed several issues of mutual interest between the two countries, including the situation in the Middle East and confronting terrorism.
I consider this decision to be positive," Sergey Naryshkin, the speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament, (http://tass.
Al Fayez also discussed with Sergey Naryshkin, the Chairman of the State Duma (the Russian Parliament), his deputy Oleg Morozov and the Russian Minister of agriculture Alexander Tkachyov, ways to boost bilateral relations in various fields.
In relevant remarks in April, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani in a meeting with Russian State Duma Speaker Sergey Yevgenyevich Naryshkin warned that the enemies of the Syrian nation are misusing the truce in the country to equip the terrorists with weapons.
According to a message received from Moscow, he expressed these views while speaking to his Russian counterpart, Chairman of the State Duma, Sergey Yevgenyevich Naryshkin on the sidelines of first conference of the Speakers of Parliament of Eurasia being held in Moscow, Russia.
Al-Ghanim sent a similar cable to Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin.
Russia's lower house speaker, Sergei Naryshkin, said on Friday that Moscow had the right to make a military response, calling the incident an "intentional murder of our soldiers".
Al-Moallem explained during a meeting with Speaker of the Russian State Duma Sergey Naryshkin that in cooperation between the Russian Air Force and the Syrian Arab Army, more than a thousand tankers of stolen Syrian oil, hundreds of fuel tanks, depots and command centers for terrorists in different Syrian provinces were destroyed, while the 6000 sorties which were carried out by the United States and its allies over 18 months didn't cause any weakening of ISIS terrorist organization.