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The subject index / Ministry of Internal Affairs

Ministry of Internal Affairs

Categories / Capital/Superior and Central State Institutions

MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS, one of the Russian Empire's central public institutions, in charge of home policy. Established on 8 September 1802, and reorganized in 1810-11. The ministry consisted of a Ministerial Council, a Ministerial Office, and several Departments, including the Department of General Affairs (1842-1917, managed the deposition of governors, marshals of nobility, city administration chiefs, and mayors), the Economic Department (1811-1917, among other things, it was responsible for municipal improvements and the city's economy), the Medical Department (1811-1917), the Police Department (1880-1917), the Department of Religious Affairs of Foreign Confessions (1832-1917), the Statistical Committee (1852-63) and Statistical Council (1863-1917), the Territorial Section (1863-1917), the Council for Local Economic Affairs (1904-17), and others. In St. Petersburg, the Ministry of Internal Affairs' principal establishments were located at 61 Morskaya Street (Ministerial Office), on Alexandrinskaya Square (present-day Ostrovskogo Square; Department of General Affairs), 16 Fontanka River Embankment (Police Department), and 57 Fontanka River Embankment (Chief Administration of Local Economic Affairs, Territorial Section; building built in 1830-34, architect K.I. Rossi), 49 Ekateringofsky Avenue (Department of Religious Affairs). The Ministry of Internal Affairs was abolished in 1917, but was used as the base for the People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs.

References: Варадинов Н. В. История Министерства внутренних дел: В 3 ч. СПб., 1858-1863; Министерство внутренних дел: Ист. очерк / Сост. С. А. Адрианов. СПб., 1902; Высшие и центральные государственные учреждения России, 1801-1917 гг. СПб., 2001. Т. 2.

D. N. Shilov.

Rossi Carl Ivanovich (Carlo Giovanni)

Fontanka River Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 57
Fontanka River Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 16
Morskaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 61
Ostrovsky Square/Saint Petersburg, city
Rimsky-Korsakov Ave/Saint Petersburg, city, house 49

Варадинов Н. В. История Министерства внутренних дел: В 3 ч. СПб., 1858-1863
Министерство внутренних дел: Ист. очерк / Сост. С. А. Адрианов. СПб., 1902
Высшие и центральные государственные учреждения России, 1801-1917 гг. СПб., 1998

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