On “Freedom of speech” in the era of Nicholai I (the case of Menzelinsk Uyezd)
The article presents the story of the scandalous publication from Menzelinsk Uyezd, which was published in a Moscow newspaper in 1849 and provoked a series of events in public life. Based on archival documents and materials of the pre-revolutionary press, the author reconstructed the event series of the conflict situation, revealed the causes and consequences of the conflict, the motives of the parties, as well as the impact of the scandal on society. The publication is devoted to both the history of the Menzelinsk Uyezd and the specifics of how the local authorities in the provinces of the Russian Empire functioned. Therefore, the article reveals wide possibilities of micro-historical analysis.
Keywords: peasant reform, officials, landowners, Orenburg Province, Ufa Province, Menzelinsk, Elabuga, secret police, ‘Moskovskiye Vedomosti’ newspaper
For citation: Gabdrafikova L.R. O “svobode slova” v epokhu Nikolaya I (na primere Menzelinskogo uezda) [On “Freedom of speech” in the era of Nicholai I (the case of Menzelinsk Uyezd)]. Istoricheskaya etnologiya, 2020, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 450–459. https://doi.org/10.22378/he.2020-5-3.450-459
Gabdrafikova L.R. Uezdnyy gorod Menzelinsk v kontse XVIII – v pervoy polovine XIX veka [The County Town of Menzelinsk in Late 18th – Early 19th centuries]. Istoricheskaya etnologiya, 2018, no, 1, pp. 126–136. (In Russian)
About the author: Liliya R. Gabdrafikova is Doctor Sc. (History), Chief Research Fellow of the Department of historical and cultural heritage of the Republic of Tatarstan peoples, Sh. Marjani Institute of History of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences (7A Baturin St., Kazan 420111, Russian Federation); firstname.lastname@example.org
Received April 16, 2020 Accepted for publication October 27, 2020
Published Online November 28, 2020