Governor-Generalship of the Steppes


Governor-Generalship of the Steppes

The Governor-Generalship of the Steppes was a portion of Russian Central Asia which included both much of modern Kazakhstan (formerly known as the Kirghiz Steppe), and the region around Omsk, which was formerly part of western Siberia. It consisted of four provinces: Akmolinsk, Semipalatinsk, Turgai and Uralsk, having a total area of 711,000 square meters and a total population of 2,472,931. In 1897, Omsk was the capital.


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