Formation and Development of Informal Associations of the Ural's Provincial Officials at the End of the 19th Century and the Beginning of the 20th Century

Author: Lyubichankovskiy, Sergy V.
A first ever historiographic based research analysis of the corporate self-organizing process and formation that developed among Ural’s provincial officials in the late 19th and early 20th Century in Russia.


“…this work proposes to revisit the history of the late imperial Russia…The present work is quite unique since it explores the Russian officialdom, perhaps for the first time in historiography, as an independent actor.:
-Dr. Kimitaka Matsuzato,
Professor of the Slavic Research Center,
Hokkaido University, Japan

Table of Contents

1. Corruption component of the corporate self-organization among the Ural officials late in the 19th – early in the 20th centuries

1.1 A very limited possibility to use official statistics of malfeasance
1.2 The principle of “administrative guarantee” and the Ural provincial boards’ activity
2. Projects and attempts at legal corporate self-organization of the Ural officialdom late in the 19th and early in the 20th centuries
2.1 The financial position of officials in the Ural provincial administrations as a reason for their own legal corporate organizations
2.2 Attempts at forming “the clubs of officials” in the Ural region
3. Is there any basis to extrapolate the results of our study to late Imperial Russia as a whole?
3.1 Corruption component of the corporate self-organization in the materials of senatorial inspections
3.2 Attempts to form a political party during the First Russian revolution