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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Bureaucrats in the Ministry of Justice reasoned that this regimen of circuit travel would allow the reformed Siberian court to achieve the purpose outlined for it: "to speed up the process of justice in Siberia" and "make it easier for the populace to take part in judicial proceedings." (23) In truth, compared with the geographically remote pre-reform court system, which had been only slightly improved in 1885 with the stipulation that judicial organs were to be located exclusively in district (uezd) and provincial cities, the new system of justice did populate the countryside with justices of the peace.
(47.) 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, the elder described dealings with district (uezd) level officials; he went so far as to make a report to them, in hopes of finding the missing man.
Detailed descriptions of the uezd [district] around Moscow give a relatively complete picture of marketing activities.
The monastery's village of Strakhov in Arzamas district (uezd) provided the revenue for construction, and the money generated from the rent of the silos was to be turned over to the government.
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:
In the immediate aftermath, the northeastern section of Akkerman uezd was identified as the worst hit (Trudy S'ezda vinogradarei i vinodelov v Odesse [1910]: 46).
In a report dated 31 July 1914, the Minsk provincial gendarme captain informed the Department of Police that reservists had destroyed several estates in the district (uezd) of Mozyrsk.
According to official census data, well over 90% of peasants in European Russia in 1897 lived in the district (uezd) in which they were born and their geographic range was largely local or at most limited to nearby provinces.