High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Vyacheslav Konstantinovich von Plehve, also Pléhve, or Pleve (20 April [O.S. 8 April] 1846 in Meshchovsk, Kaluga Guberniya 28 July [O.S. 15 July] 1904 in St Petersburg) was the director of Tsarist Russia's police and later Minister of the Interior. He was only son of schoolteacher Konstantin von Plehve and Elizaveta Mikhailovna Shamaev, daughter of minor landowner.