Zemstvo Board

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Zemstvo Board

 

the provincial and district executive body of zemstvo assemblies in Russia (1864–1917) responsible for directing the affairs of the zemstvo. According to the Statute on Provincial and District Zemstvo Institutions (1864), the boards were elected for three years. The chairman of a provincial board was confirmed by the minister of internal affairs; and the chairman of a district board (after 1890, also the members of both types of boards) was confirmed by the provincial governors.

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Shatokhin pointed to the absence of unified management at the district level and to a diversity of configurations of authority in the country's various districts: from the domination of the administration by one representative of the triumvirate (consisting of police chief, marshal, and chairman of the zemstvo board) to a confrontation of each against the others or the formation of coalitions of two against one.
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(98) There was also some official debate about the possible extension of zemstvos to the region, although with measures to ensure that Kazakhs could not form a majority on the zemstvo boards; this remained unrealized in 1917.