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Head of the city administration

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HEAD OF THE CITY ADMINISTRATION, the highest administrative and police rank in St. Petersburg. The post was introduced with the publication of the Regulations as of March 20, 1873 on St. Petersburg cessation from St. Petersburg province and its transformation into an independent administrative and police entity, the city administration. The head was lodged the governor's powers and subordinated to the minister of Internal Affairs, The administration itself was situated on 2/6 Gorokhovaya Street. The staff comprised the deputy chief, the special commissions' officers, a secretary, Office, medical board, engineering unit, office of registrar, police archives and Security division. Consultative office, Consultative medical sanitary office and Medical police committee functioned under the chief of the city administration. The authority of the chief was applied to the police telegraph, the editorial board of Vedomosti S.-Peterburgskogo gradonachalstva i S.-Peterburgskoy gorodskoy politsii (The bulletin of St. Petersburg city administration and St. Petersburg city police), inspectors of printing houses, lithographic printing and book trade, etc. The head of the city administration chaired the Extraordinary Office of Municipal Affairs and Provincial Regulatory Committee when dealing with the municipal economy matters, exercised control over the City Duma activity, administered the city police. From August of 1881 through June of 1883, the post of the head of the city administration was temporarily abolished, and police administration was given to the Chief of the Police. After February Revolution of 1917 the position of the head of the city administration was abolished, and the Provisional Committee of the State Duma had approved the appointment of the new "public head of the city administration", the building of the city administration came to house The City Militia administration. From November of 1917 through January of 1918, Petrograd Military Revolutionary Committee administrative commissar ("red chief of the city administration") was K.E. Voroshilov. From December of 1917 through March of 1918 the house of the city administration was occupied by All-Russian Extraordinary Commission, since March of 1918, by Petrograd Cheka. The heads of the city administration: F.F. Trepov (1873-78); A.E. Zurov (1878-80); A.V.Fedorov (1880-81); N.M. Baranov (March - August of 1881); P.A. Gresser (1883-92); V.V. von Wahl (1892-95); N.V. Kleigels (1895-1904); I.A. Fullon (February of 1904- January of 1905); V.A. Dedyulin (January - December of 1905); V.F. von der Launitz (December of 1905 - December of 1906); D.V. Drachevsky (1907-14); A.N. Obolensky (1914-16); A.P. Balk (November of 1916 -February 27, 1917) (see the respective articles).

References: Высоцкий И. П. Санкт-Петербургская столичная полиция и градоначальство, 1703-1903: Крат. ист. очерк. СПб., 1903; Длуголенский Я. Н. Военно-гражданская и полицейская власть Санкт-Петербурга, 1703-1917. СПб., 2001. С. 337-390; Градоначальники // Руководители Санкт-Петербурга. СПб.; М., 2003. С. 215-244.

Y. N. Kruzhnov.

Balk Alexander Pavlovich
Baranov Nikolay Mikhailovich
Dedyulin Vladimir Alexandrovich
Drachevsky Daniil Vasilievich
Fedorov Alexander Vladimirovich
Fullon Ivan Alexandrovich
Gresser Peter Apollonovich
Kleigels Nikolay Vasilievich
Launitz Vladimir Fedorovich von der
Obolensky Alexander Nikolaevich, Duke
Trepov Fedor Fedorovich
Voroshilov Kliment Efremovich
Wahl Viktor Wilhelmovich von
Zurov Alexander Elpifidorovich

Gorokhovaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 2/6

Высоцкий И. П. Санкт-Петербургская столичная полиция и градоначальство, 1703-1903: Крат. ист. очерк. СПб., 1903
Длуголенский Я. Н. Военно-гражданская власть Санкт-Петербурга, 1703-1917. СПб., 2001

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