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The Composition of Provincial Staff Officers of the Corps of Gendarmes of the Third Department of His Imperial Majesty’s Own Chancellery in 1826–1836

Student: Elena Iankova

Supervisor: Alsu Nazimovna Biktasheva

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities

Educational Programme: History (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2018

For Tsar Nicholas I the Decembrist uprising in 1825 became an indicator of the inefficiency of the existing police departments and the necessity for the reform of the surveillance system in the Russian Empire. The purpose of the study is the identification of the new police system principles applied to the officers as the heads of provincial departments of Corps of Gendarmes. The object is the process of crystallization of the personnel policy of the Chief of the Gendarmes count Alexander Benckendorff in the first decade of the existence of the Corps. The subject of the research is unpublished sources on personnel policy issues of the Corps of Gendarmes of archives in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

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