The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
(Financial Office), a central government office in Russia that from 1656 to 1678 controlled the financial affairs of the prikazy. Beginning in 1670, the Schetnyi Prikaz also directed the collection of arrears.
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