The Surge: Exile and Crime in Siberia
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During his brief stint as Siberia’s governor-general from 1819 to 1822, Mikhail M. Speranskii realized far-reaching reforms were needed to redress problems involving its territorial and administrative organization, indigenous population, and exile system. Discussion of the 1822 Siberian Reforms falls outside the scope of this book. I detailed the “Regulation on Exiles” (Ustav o ssyl’nykh) and “Regulation on Exile Transfer within Siberian Gubernii” (Ustav ob etapakh v sibirskikh guberniiakh) in my previous book, where I concluded as follows:
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