Governor-Generalship


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Governor-Generalship

 

a type of large, Russian administrative and territorial unit from 1775 to 1917, covering one or several provinces and regions and under the authority of one governor-general.

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Earlier in her Governor-Generalship, of course, there was a real risk that the Governor-General might have to exercise her individual discretion or reserve powers.
As for further appointments after retirement I take a narrow view that for an Australian the Governor-Generalship is the apex.
93) The West Siberian governor-generalship was abolished in 1882, and Tomsk and Tobol'sk provinces were placed under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of the Interior, although the powers exercised by their governors remained more or less unchanged.
Just as it is easy for a historian of European Russia to overlook the colonial nature of Turkestan's administration, so (as I have discovered) a historian of Turkestan can easily fail to appreciate the differences that existed between the military regime there and that in the steppe governor-generalship, can mistakenly assume that Kazan and Ufa provinces were governed under the same legal regime, or lump the Volga-Ural region together with the western borderlands as part of a single, European "metropole.

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