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Annual Reports of the Third Section of His Imperial Majesty's Own Chancellery as a Historical Source

Student: Dmitriy Nazarov

Supervisor: Alsu Nazimovna Biktasheva

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities

Educational Programme: History (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2017

Bachelor diploma based on archival materials of 109 and 110 Government archive of the Russian Federation funds and devoted to the analysis of the III Department of the H.I.M. chancellery annual reports of 1839. The object of the study is the III Department of the H.I.M. chancellery. The study subject is the annual report of the Third Department for 1839. The work consists of 78 pages, contains 2 chapters, 3 tables and 3 schemes. The purpose of the study is to identify the departmental specifics of compiling and submission the reporting documentation as a group of sources on the history of bureaucracy in Russia in the XIX century. The paper discusses the problems of state management technology of the Russian Empire in terms of supervisory police bodies’ activities. The relevance of the study is due to the interest of modern historians in the prospects of studying intra- and inter-departmental communication in the context of modernizing the administrative technologies of the Russian Empire and the absence of a comprehensive analysis of the Third Department annual reports. The analysis of the Third Department annual reports carried out using the common in source criticism method of external and internal source criticism followed by information interpretation. Acquaintance with the content passed through the frontal reading of the original text of the Third Department annual report for 1839. The result of the work was the identification of the specifics of the Third Department reporting documentation as a group of sources on the history of bureaucracy in the Russian Empire. Keywords: Third Department, Nicholas I, gendarmerie, administrative policy of the Russian Empire, mass sources, reporting documentation, internal correspondence.

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