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In: Globalising Migration History
In: Globalising Migration History

Insulting the person and dignity of the ruler (lèse-majesté) was considered a state crime in 19th-century Russia and was investigated across the empire. This article draws on a small sample of cases from provincial archives to examine how factors of ethnicity and religion affected the way such cases were reported in local communities as well as how they were then investigated and prosecuted by state authorities.

In: Russian History