GORDEEV P.N. The Court Stable Department and His Imperial Majesty’s Own Garage in 1917

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu4.2017.6.9

Petr N. Gordeev

Candidate of Sciences (History), Associate Professor,

Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia,

Naberezhnaya reki Moyki, 48, 191186 Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation

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Abstract. The article is based on archival documents, the majority of which are firstly introduced into the scientific circulation. The author studies the history of the Court Stable Department and the adjacent Garage of His Majesty during the Russian revolution. The February events stunned the management team of the servants of the Stable office: head of the department A.A. Grinwald was arrested, and head of the household A.A. Schildknecht was killed. During the period of the Provisional Government that establishment of the former Ministry of the Court was consistently supervised by three people, distant from both the cavalry and the automotive business: journalist F.P. Kupchinsky, a member of the State Duma V.I. Dziubinsky and journalist E.A. Frenkel. In their activity they had to take into the account diverse requirements of the representatives of the lower employees, who had organized their Committee. By the time of the October revolution it was planned to convert the Court Stable Department into the Car-Stable facility, but it remained unclear whether it would be directly under the government, or it would remain a part of the Commissariat of the Provisional government of the former Ministry of the Court. After the Bolsheviks coming to power, the employees chose as their leader one of the senior officers of the Department, Lieutenant Colonel A.G. Bolin, who together with the newly appointed by the government Commissioner was to conduct a further reform of the stables facility and the Garage.

Key words: Court Stable Department, His Imperial Majesty’s Own garage, Ministry of the Court, Russian revolution of 1917, F.P. Kupchinsky, V.I. Dzyubinsky, E.A. Frenkel.

Citation. Gordeev P.N. The Court Stable Department and His Imperial Majesty’s Own Garage in 1917. Vestnik Volgogradskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Serija 4, Istorija. Regionovedenie. Mezhdunarodnye otnoshenija [Science Journal of Volgograd State University. History. Area Studies. International Relations], 2017, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 87-98. (in Russian). DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu4.2017.6.9.

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