Milutin, Or Milyntin, Nikolai Alexeyevitch, a Russian statesman, born April 29, 1818, died in Moscow, Feb. 7, 1872. Being born on the same day with the grand duke Alexander, he was educated at the expense of Czar Nicholas, at the lyceum of Moscow, where he graduated in 1835. Nicholas then gave him a free scholarship at the university of St. Petersburg, where he completed his studies in 1838. He became supernumerary, and in 1842 vice president, of the imperial chamber of court accounts. In 1844 he was appointed chief of the press bureau, which post he soon left to undertake the revision of the Russian municipal laws. The czar next appointed him a member of the committee on the condition of the Russian serfs. Though Nicholas did not venture to act upon Milutin's advice in favor of emancipation, He appointed him under secretary of the interior. After the accession of Alexander II. (March 2, 1855), Milutin became his confidential adviser. He countersigned the ukase of emancipation, March 3, 1861, and prepared the laws necessary for this reform.
He was made minister of the interior, and the new criminal code, the press law, and the introduction of the jury system are chiefly his work.