Ministry of the Imperial Court
Ministry of the Imperial Court was established in Russia in 1826, and embraced in one institution all the former separate branches of the Court administration.

The Ministry of the Court was under the personal cognizance of His Majesty the Emperor and, therefore, rendered account of all its affairs to his majesty alone. After the February Revolution
February Revolution
The February Revolution of 1917 was the first of two revolutions in Russia in 1917. Centered around the then capital Petrograd in March . Its immediate result was the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, the end of the Romanov dynasty, and the end of the Russian Empire...

 of 1917, the Ministry was abolished.


  • Minister of the Court
  • Assistant minister
  • Ministerial council
  • General sections
    • Cabinet of His Imperial Majesty
      • Altay and Nerchinsk Metallurgical works (silver and gold mines)
      • Imperial Porcelain Factory
        Imperial Porcelain Factory
        The Imperial Porcelain Factory , is a producer of fine, handpainted ceramic products in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It was established by Dmitry Ivanovich Vinogradov in the town of Oranienbaum in 1744...

      • Ekaterinburg granite works
      • Principality of Lowicz
        Łowicz is a town in central Poland with 30,383 inhabitants . It is situated in the Łódź Voivodeship ; previously, it was in Skierniewice Voivodeship . Together with a nearby station of Bednary, Łowicz is a major rail junction of central Poland, where the line from Warsaw splits into two directions...

         in the Kingdom of Poland
        Congress Poland
        The Kingdom of Poland , informally known as Congress Poland , created in 1815 by the Congress of Vienna, was a personal union of the Russian parcel of Poland with the Russian Empire...

    • Chancery of the Minister
    • Control
    • Cash department
    • Medical inspection
    • General Archives
  • Special sections
    • Section of the Marshal of the Court, for the provisioning of the Imperial Court and the arrangement of receptions.
    • Expedition of Ceremonies
    • Chancery of HIM the Empress
    • The clergy of the Court under the direction of the Protopresbyter of the Cathedral of the Imperial Winter Palace
      Winter Palace
      The Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia, was, from 1732 to 1917, the official residence of the Russian monarchs. Situated between the Palace Embankment and the Palace Square, adjacent to the site of Peter the Great's original Winter Palace, the present and fourth Winter Palace was built and...

       and the Cathedral of the Annunciation
      Cathedral of the Annunciation
      The Cathedral of the Annunciation is a Russian Orthodox church dedicated to the Annunciation of the Theotokos. It is located on the southwest side of Cathedral Square of the Moscow Kremlin in Russia, where it connects directly to the main building of the complex of the Grand Kremlin Palace,...

       in Moscow
    • The private library of His Imperial Majesty
    • The Imperial Hermitage
      Hermitage Museum
      The State Hermitage is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. One of the largest and oldest museums of the world, it was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and has been opened to the public since 1852. Its collections, of which only a small part is on permanent display,...

       and its Museum of Arts
    • The Imperial Academy of Arts
      Imperial Academy of Arts
      The Russian Academy of Arts, informally known as the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, was founded in 1757 by Ivan Shuvalov under the name Academy of the Three Noblest Arts. Catherine the Great renamed it the Imperial Academy of Arts and commissioned a new building, completed 25 years later in 1789...

    • The Imperial Archaeological Commission, which supervised all archaeological research in Russia.
    • Direction of the Imperial Theatres in St. Petersburg and Moscow
    • The Court choristers
    • The Imperial band of Musicians
    • The Imperial Stables
    • The Imperial Hunt
    • The electrotechnical section, superintending the lighting of the palaces etc.
    • Company of Court Grenadiers - instituted for distinguishing and rewarding meritorious soldiers. These grenadiers performed sentinel duty at certain monuments and in the palaces etc.
  • Chapter of Emperors' and Tsar's Orders
  • Chief department of Appanages

See also

  • Royal Households of the United Kingdom
    Royal Households of the United Kingdom
    The Royal Households of the United Kingdom are the organised offices and support systems for the British Royal Family, along with their immediate families...

  • Maison du Roi
    Maison du Roi
    The Maison du Roi was the name of the military, domestic and religious entourage around the royal family in France during the Ancien Régime and Bourbon Restoration; the exact composition and duties of its various divisions changed constantly over the Early Modern period...

  • Imperial Household Ministry (Japan)


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