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First posted on February 20th 2008, last revised on July 22nd 2010

History and Administrative Division . Moscow Gubernia was established in 1782 as Moscow Province, and in 1796 transformed into Moscow Gubernia. It bordered on Tver Gubernia in the northwest, on Vladimir Gubernia in the northeast, on Ryazan Gubernia in the southeast, on Tula and Kaluga Gubernia in the south and on Smolensk Gubernia in the southwest.
Moscow Gubernia was divided in 13 districts (Uyezds) : Bogorodsk, Bronnizy, Dmitrow, Klin, Kolomna, Moshaisk, M., Podolsk, Rusa, Serpuchow, Swenigorod, Wereja und Wolokolamsk.
The Zemstvo Laws passed in 1864 granted regional self-government on Gubernia and Uyezd level; the regional administrative bodies are refererred to as Zemstvos. The Zemstvos were abolished in the course of the October Revolution.

Population . The population in 1811 was 987,000, in 1840 943,700, in 1867 984,300, in 1885 1,173,900, in 1914 1,497,200 (Lahmeyer). In 1883, the population was almost exclusively Russian Orthodox; c. 4 % were Old Believers (the Jewish population of c. 20,000 had been expelled in 1881).

Economy . As of 1883, 39 % of the area was covered by forest, 34 % was farmland, 22 % pastorage. The Volga, Shosha and Moskva were navigable. Leading agricultural products included grain and potatoes; gooseberries and currant were of importance. In 1884 there were 653 factories; the leading industries included textile industry, leather processing, paper mills, carpet weaving, production of tallow, lights, soap, chemicals, machinery, ironwares, bricks (Meyer).

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Country Profiles Current Article Moscowskaya Gubernia
Historical Articles : Governments : Moscow, from EB 1911
Articles : Moskau, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Links General
on History
Historical Dictionary
Timelines by David Lanegran
Accounts of History
Economy & Finances List of Match Factories in the Russian Empire : Moscow Gubernia, from The Virtual Matchbox Label Museum, in Russian
Russia, from Official catalogue of the industrial department, London Exhibition 1862, GB ; search for Moscow
Religion Article Old Believers, from Wikipedia
Article Raskolniks, from Catholic Encyclopedia 1907-1914 edition
History of Regions
Local History Articles History of Moscow, Bronnitsy, Dmitrov, Klin, Kolomna, Podolsk, Ruza, Serpukhov, Vereya, Volokolamsk, from Wikipedia
Structures, Institutions Structurae : Russia : Moscow
History of Lomonosov Moscow State University
Article Bolshoi Theatre : History from Wikipedia
Culture Article Bolshoi Theatre : History from Wikipedia

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Population Figures Historical Population Statistics : Russia, from Population Statistics by Jan Lahmeyer
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Historical Maps City maps : Moscow 1897-1936, from Discus Media
Moscow Gubernia (Brockhaus & Efron 1890-1907), from Wikimedia
Maps : Moscow Gubernia, City and Environs (Atlas Marksa, 2nd edition 1910), posted by M. Witkam
Encyclopedia Entries
General Articles : Governments : Moscow, Cities : Moscow, from EB 1911
Articles Moskau, Bogorodsk, Bronnizy, Dmitrow, Klin, Kolomna, Moshaisk, Podolsk, Rusa, Serpuchow, Swenigorod, Wereja, Wolokolamsk, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892, in German
Geographical Das Gouvernement Moskwa, pp.350-371 in Th. Fr. Ehrmann, Neueste Kunde vom Russischen Reiche in Europa und Asien, vol.3 of Neueste Länder- und Völkerkunde, 1807, in German, GB
Das Gouvernement Moskau, pp.79-96 in vol.1 of Das Russische Kaiserreich, seine Geographie, Statistik, Volks- und Regentengeschichte, 1847, in German, GB
W.H. Beable, Russian gazetteer and guide, being an account of the territorial divisions and a description of over 300 of the principal towns and cities of Russia, Finland and Siberia (1919), posted on Internet Archive; Moscow p.30
Parliamentary Debates foreign Hansard (British Parliament)
Tour Guides, Travelogues
Institutions Archives
Musea Museum of the History of Moscow
Monuments History of the Moscow Kremlin
Article Bolshoi Theatre : History from Wikipedia
Official Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Moscow Gubernia Coat of Arms, from Civic Heraldry; from Vector Images, from Wikimedia

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General Accounts
Historical Dictionary B. Raymond, P. Duffy, Historical Dictionary of Russia, Methuan : Scarecrow 1998, KMLA Lib.Sign. R 947.8 R268h

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