Administrative Reforms in the Lithuanian Territory Governed by Russia: End of XVIII - Beginning of XIX Centuries
Keywords:Lithuania, Czarist Russia, administrative reforms, system of governance.
After the Third Division of Lithuanian and Polish states almost the entire territory of the Lithuanian Great
Kingdom was incorporated into the Russian Empire (except Uznemune that was devolved to Prussia). Lithuania
has lost its lineament as a political society, therefore the citizens were alienated from the Western tradition
of administration and law. After annexing Lithuania, Russia has initiated the reorganization of the administrative-
territorial distribution of the occupied country as well as rehashing the former and creating the new administrative
institutions. While ruining the previous governance system the deployment of autocratic-centralized
model of state administration and law was started.