Russian Assembly

The Russian Assembly (Russian: Русское собрание) was a Russian loyalist, right-wing, monarchist political group (party). It was founded in Saint Petersburg in October−November 1900,[1][2] and dismissed in 1917. It was led by Prince Dmitry Golitsyn.[3] It opposed liberal western parliamentarianism, and advocated 'the old formula of Autocracy, Orthodoxy and Nationality'.[3]

It consisted mainly of right-wing officers and civil-servants in St. Petersburg.[3]


The first congress (rally) of the Russian Assembly took place on February, 25 [O.S. 12] 1901 in Petersburg. It approved the rights of 120 full members of the party and elected the supreme governing body, the Board of 18 members. Prince Dmitri Petrovich Golitsyn was elected a chairman of the Council; members of the Board journalist Aleksey Suvorin and writer Sergei Syromyatnikov as his two deputies (Russian: товарищи председателя).

Another 15 members of the first Board were:

Among those elected to the Board subsequently were

Notable membersEdit



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