Ministry of Justice of the Russian Empire

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Ministry of Justice — one of the Russian Empire's central public institutions.

Established on 8 September 1802. The Ministry was headed by the Minister (who was at the same time Senate Procurator General)


  • A Board of Consultation for the cases brought from the Senate before the Minister of Justice as Procurator General.
  • First Department.
  • Second Department.
  • The Office of Surveys and the Surveying Institute. (since 1870)
  • Imperial School of Jurisprudence.
  • Moscow Archives of the Ministry of Justice.
  • The Council on Prison Affairs and the Chief Prisons Office. (since 1895, transferred from Ministry of Interior)

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