The efforts of the Commission on the New Social System
The Commission on the New Social System was established under the Executive Committee of the Moscow Public Organizations by a resolution of the Executive Committee of March 20 (April 2), 1917, chaired by the Moscow police commissioner N. M. Kishkin. The main tasks of the Commission: the prevention and cutting of counterrevolutionary actions, the identification of persons who were secret employees of the Moscow Security Department and Moscow State Guard (gendarmerie). The Commission on the New Social System included two boards: an investigative and an advisory one.
Among the documents are the cases of secret officers, informers and officials of security departments, the gendarmerie and police departments (both in Moscow and in other cities of Russia and Poland) which contain the orders of the Commission on subjects to arrest, interrogation records, extracts from intelligence reports; lists of secret officers and officials of the Moscow Security Department and the State Guard; the investigation cases on participants in counter-revolutionary actions, on the individuals suspected of espionage, anti-Semitism, charged of anti-war statements and resisting the Provisional Government undertakings.
An outline of the Commission for the Provision of a New Order on the Establishment of a Political Investigation in the Moscow Gendarmerie Administration and the Activities of the Commission for the Disclosure of Secret Agents.
Letters, statements to the Commission for the Provision of a New Order and Correspondence on the Invitation to Participate in the Work of the Commission of Representatives of the Moscow Soviet of Workers', Soldiers' and Peasants' Deputies and Representatives of Political Parties.
Correspondence on the organization of the activities of the Commission and the activities of the Commissions in the field. There is a report on the activities of the Commission for the dismantling of political archives.
Correspondence on the organization and procedure of the Commission (on representation in the Commission, organization of records management, requests of various public organizations, the activities of the Inter-Party Co-Judicial Court).
Correspondence of the Commission with the prosecutor of the Moscow Regional Court, the Moscow Court of Justice, the Warsaw District Court, the prisoners who are registered with the Commission, the order of their detention, the principles that guided the Commission in releasing the former secret employees of the security department, the initiation of prosecutions, e. the protocol of interrogation as a witness by the investigative commission of the Council of Soldiers'...