Uezd

Uezd

 

(district). (1) In prerevolutionary Russia, an administrative and territorial unit that was established in the 15th and 16th centuries during the formation of a unified Russian state. In the early 18th century, the uezd, which was divided into units called volosti, became a component of the guberniia (province). In accordance with the guberniia reform of 1775, the administration of each uezd was headed by an ispravnik (chief of police). As a result of the zemstvo (local self-government) reform of 1864, zemstvo assemblies were established in the uezdy.

(2) In the USSR until 1930, a middle-level administrative and territorial unit that was part of a guberniia. Uezdy existed until 1949 or 1950 in the Latvian, Lithuanian, and Estonian SSR’s.

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In October 1916, a vagrant wandered around Kamyshenskii uezd, spreading rumors that Nicholas "was not a real tsar but the offspring of Yid blood (zhidovskaia krov) that usurped the throne from Grand Duke Mikhail Aleksandrovich.
GARF, 1235/93/8, 8-9: Telegram from a participant in a festive ceremony in Annenskii uezd to the VTsIK, 28 November 1918.
13) Lubavichi is located near the southwest border of Smolensk Oblast; before 1917 it was in the Orsha uezd of Mogilev Gubemia, most of which is now part of the independent republic of Belarus.
In addition to local newspapers and memoirs, Badcock utilizes an array of archival sources from both provinces, especially the records of town dumas and local soviets and communications between local representative bodies and commissars at the provincial, uezd, and volost levels.
Detailed descriptions of the uezd [district] around Moscow give a relatively complete picture of marketing activities.
One statement written by the bishop of the Elisavetskiy Uezd has been preserved proving the involvement of J.
Much later, Tiuremnyi vestnik reported that a prison library in Akhtyrskii uezd received 44 rubles 65 kopeks from the proceeds of a benefit performance (no.
Typical was the case of Dmitrii Proshkin of Tal'novaia village, Kasilovskii uezd, Riazan' province, in November 1906, while a guest at the house of his fellow-villagers, the Vlasovs:
Los'-Roshkovskii, Khodokam i pereselentsam, napravliaiushchimsia v Kuswinaiskii uezd Turgaiskoi oblasti v 1913 godu (nastavleniia, opisanie uezda i uchastkov) (Poltava, 1913); Primorskaia oblast' (2d ed.
Shelamanova, "Komaritskaia volost' i Sevskii uezd v pervoi polovine 17 v.
Sibrevkom was to report to the Commissariat of Agriculture by 10 July on the amount of land available for settlement, its location, the number of settlers to be accommodated in each uezd and volost, and the corresponding point of disembarkation.
75) In 1928, in Serpukhov uezd, the most radiofied part of the Moscow region, an engineer came across touching scenes of local enthusiasm for the radio: an izba there was likely to contain a "group of children of various ages, one of whom, mostly the owner of the radio set, was listening with a smile, while the others with eyes full of envy looked at their lucky friend and hung eagerly on his authoritative remarks.