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Humanitarian sciences in Siberia

2020 year, number 3

ANNUAL REPORTS OF THE REGIONAL HEADS IN THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEM OF THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF THE XIX CENTURY (A CASE OF YAKUTSK OBLAST)

A.D. VASILEV
Institute for Humanities Research and Indigenous Studies of the North SB RAS, 1, Petrovskogo Str., Yakutsk, 677007, Russian Federation
Keywords: областной начальник, ежегодный отчет, сибирская администрация, местное управление, северо-восток России, Якутская область, первая половина XIX в, regional head, annual report, Siberian administration, local government, North-East Russia, Yakutsk Oblast, first half of the XX century

Abstract

The article objective is to review the process of formation and development of regional head annual reports evidently for Yakutsk Oblast. Modern national historiography pays attention to studying the annual reports of other local chief administrators of Siberia, such as governor-generals and governors; however, many aspects of the topic have not been investigated yet, that explains its relevance. The process of forming and developing the annual report of the regional heads of Yakutia to the Ministry of Internal Affairs is related to the process of bureaucratization of the Nicholas’ era. The author notes the absence of a special regulatory framework of reporting documentation form for regional heads, so the reports are based on rules for governors. The paper shows features of annual reports, the influence of the priority areas of local government’s activity on the report information contents, etc. The annual reports of the heads of Yakutsk Oblast are an important historical source, which undoubtedly requires a comprehensive study and analysis.