Activities of the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Provisional Government

Activities of the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Provisional Government

The Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Provisional Government was established by a decree of the Provisional Government on March 16 (29), 1917, on the basis of the former Ministry of Trade and Industry of the Russian Empire. Its tasks included the management of all the branches of industry and commerce.

Separate archival documents reflecting the activities of the Ministry are presented: correspondence with organizations and institutions for the inspection of industrial enterprises; provisions on industrial labor; Statutes of the Mining Council and the Union of Employees of the Mining Department; Minutes of meetings of the Council of the Union and general meetings of its members; Draft provisions on departments and commissions of the Mining Department; On the establishment of a meeting on mining legislation and mining policy; Logs of meetings and reports on the activities of the Provisional Special Meeting on Mining; Information on the activities of mining laboratories and test stations; List of employees under the provisional government of the ministry; as well as clipping from newspapers with orders and regulations on the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

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