Honourable Citizenship in Russian Political History

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The appearance of estate of honourable citizenship in Russian Empire in the end of XVII century played an important political role allowing the Russian ruler to solve several urgent tasks. Among these challenges, one can note the removal of social tensions, the problem of integration of new subjects of the various religion and ethnic groups in the Russian state, the allocation of citizens and granting them special privileges, so they could benefit for the benefit of the state. The ranks of eminent citizens were inherited, which made them class groups. The title of honorary citizen was abolished by decree the Central Executive Committee of 11 (24) November 1917 on the destruction of estates and civil ranks. At the moment there is a discussion of the draft law on the introduction of this form of promotion in the Russian Federation. Historically the creation of new titles not only helped to solve different problems of national scale, but also pushed the development of philanthropy, culture, science and the system of state management in the entire Russian economy.

I V Akulenko

Moscow State University

Email: akulenko@live.ru
The Department of Strategic Communications The Faculty of Public Administration

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