Ministry of War of the Russian Empire

Ministry of War of the Russian Empire, (Russian: Военное министерство, Military Ministry) was an administrative body in the Russian Empire from 1802 to 1917.

Ministry of War
Coat of Arms of the Russian Empire
Ministry overview
Formed1802
Preceding Ministry
Dissolved1917
Superseding agency
JurisdictionEmperor of All Russia
HeadquartersLobanov-Rostovsky Palace
Saint Petersburg
Ministry executive
  • Minister of War
Parent MinistryCouncil of Ministers of the Russian Empire

It was established in 1802 as the Ministry of ground armed forces (Russian: Министерство военно-сухопутных сил) taking over responsibilities from the College of War during the Government reform of Alexander I. It was renamed to the Ministry of War in 1815.


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