Bureau of Guardianship of the Foreign Colonies (Russia)
Bureau of Guardianship of the Foreign Colonists (Russian, Kantseliaria opekunstva inostrannykh kolonistov), called Fürsorge-Komitee in German, was established in connection with the settlement of foreigners in Russia. It was to supervise the activity of the Russian diplomatic representatives in recruiting colonists in foreign countries, to keep a file of lands available for settlement, and to see to it that the foreigners upon their arrival were properly received and aided until they had been settled. This Bureau had the status of a separate ministry and was responsible to the empress, who appointed its chairman. The first chairman was Gregory Orlov, who appointed the other members of the Bureau. It was abolished in 1871.
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