Release:2017, Vol. 3. №2
About the author:Igor A. Konovalov, Cand. Sci. (Hist.), Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer, Omsk State University; email@example.com
Based on the pre-revolutionary legislation, this article comprehensively considers the local government management of Siberia in XVIII century. Special attention was given to the structure and legal issues of the activities of local government. The author concluded that the powers of the administrative and police authorities in the region had their own features and were much wider than in the central provinces of the Russian Empire.
The contradiction of the territorial and departmental principles of the management strongly demanded establishing a new method combining and unifying the disparate local bodies. Administrative reforms were extended to the region without taking into account the huge Siberian distances, the presence of only a small number of people capable of carrying out administrative powers and the small population of the province. The reforms did not consider the stratification in confessional and multi-ethnic composition of Siberia, imposing European rules on the native population of the region. The socio-economic development of the region and the growth of colonization caused the necessity of more flexible organization of the local administration.