Release:2016, Vol. 2. №3
About the author:Elvira R. Dinmuhametova, Post-Graduate Student, Department of Document Keeping and Document Management, Institute of History and Political Sciences, Tyumen State University; firstname.lastname@example.org
The article examines relations between the public authorities and religious communities in Tobolsk Okrug (district) in the first half of the 1920s by analyzing charter documents as a historical source. The author considers basic provisions of the Community Normal Ustav (charter), which was the most significant foundation document of a religious community necessary for its official registration. Furthermore, the author studies the charters of Tobolsk Okrug religious communities to see to what extent they corresponded to the provisions of the Normal Ustav. Other sources that were analyzed include records of general assemblies, religious community membership lists, rental agreements, and other documents that were required to have a community registered with the authorities. Consequently, the study sheds new light on the relations between the authorities and religious confessions in the first half of the 1920s.