The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
one of the prikazy (offices) of Muscovy of the 16th and 17th centuries, responsible for administering from 17 to 22 cities and their districts, including Kostroma, Murom, and Yaroslavl.
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