Chancellery of Secret Investigations

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Chancellery of Secret Investigations

 

a cen-tral state institution in Russia from 1731 to 1762 for the investi-gation of political crimes. This institution is sometimesmistakenly identified with the Secret Chancellery, which existed from 1718 to 1726.

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