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At the start of the [[Napoleonic Wars]], Saltykov was instructed to look after military reports and to be head of state while Alexander was away leading the Russian army in 1813 and 1814. On Alexander's return to Saint Petersburg, Saltykov was promoted to Prince of the Russian Empire, with the title of Excellency. He was also made Lieutenant Grand Master of the [[Sovereign Military Order of Malta|Order of Malta]] from 1801 to 1803 on behalf of Alexander, who had been elected Grand Master but could not carry out his official duties.
 
At the start of the [[Napoleonic Wars]], Saltykov was instructed to look after military reports and to be head of state while Alexander was away leading the Russian army in 1813 and 1814. On Alexander's return to Saint Petersburg, Saltykov was promoted to Prince of the Russian Empire, with the title of Excellency. He was also made Lieutenant Grand Master of the [[Sovereign Military Order of Malta|Order of Malta]] from 1801 to 1803 on behalf of Alexander, who had been elected Grand Master but could not carry out his official duties.
   
Nikolai's grandson [[Alexei Saltykov]] was known for his travels in India and [[Persia]].
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Nikolai's grandson [[Alexei Saltykov]] was known for his travels in [[India]] and [[Persia]].
   
 
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