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Governorate-General (Russian Empire)

Governorate-General (Russian: Генерал-губернаторство) was an administrative-territorial division of the Russian Empire from 1775–1917. Governorate-General usually consisted of set of guberniyas, oblasts. Sometimes used interchangeably with krai (land) or military guberniya. Moscow and Saint-Petersburg governorates were designated into a separate governorate-generals.

Category Subdivision of a unitary state
Location  Russian Empire
Created 1775-1917
Subdivisions Guberniyas [nb 1]



Governorate-General was governed by governor-general, a military leader of the land. Governor-generals supervised governors, but did not directly participate in the administration of the subordinated guberniyas, except for Moscow and Saint-Petersburg.

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  1. ^ Usually three guberniyas per Governorate-General


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