The Policy Of The Russian Sovereigns Of The Xviii Century In Siberia


The XVIII century was a special period in the improvement of the management system of the Siberian region by central Russia. A big role in this was played by the policy of the Russian sovereigns, first of all – Peter I. The changes began with the structure, and then with the complete abolition of the Sibirskiy Prikaz. Then, during the provincial reform, a governor with very extensive powers was put at the head of the region, which could not worry the central government, which was constantly looking for making it more manageable from the capital. We can say that nothing actually came out of these attempts. During the reign of Peter the Great's immediate successors, many of his reforms were revised, and the system of management of the outskirts of the Russian Empire was no exception. It was during this period that a Decree was issued to change the powers of local governors, then the Sibirskiy Prikaz was restored, although not in the form in which it existed in the XVII century. In 1741, Elizabeth Petrovna came to power, and changes in the management system still occurred; they also affected administrative issues in Siberia. In addition, it is worth noting that the Russian sovereigns understood the importance of this region perfectly, especially when it came to the development of trade with the countries of the East, as well as the strategic role that Siberia played as an outpost for penetration into Russia.

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Kozlova, A. A. (2022). The Policy Of The Russian Sovereigns Of The Xviii Century In Siberia. In & I. Savchenko (Ed.), Freedom and Responsibility in Pivotal Times, vol 125. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 1242-1250). European Publisher.