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(1916) Author: Alfons Heyking - Tema: Russia
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Russian Elective Consular Officers should also be
in a position, at all times, to supply accurate and
complete information on matters relating to the Consular
service, to Russian legislation where it concerns foreign
individuals and foreign trade with Russia, and to legal
and other matters important to foreigners who have
interests in Russia, or who are connected with Russian
trade.

The present work is an attempt to supply this
deficiency. Besides covering the whole ground of the
Consular service, it contains detailed information as
to the legal position of foreigners in Russia both in
general and in particular as regards certain branches
of industry and commerce, with instructions as to the
most important Customs Regulations. Many points
of detail arising in the everyday business of the
Consulates are not provided for in the written laws and
regulations, but are, nevertheless, satisfactorily disposed
of in accordance with the unwritten law of custom.

Thus, the present book is a combination of theoretical
knowledge and of practical experience acquired during
twenty-eight years of State service at the Russian Foreign
Office and at different Consular posts.

The Conventions of Russia with Germany,
Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey before the European
War, such as Consular Conventions, Conventions on
Successions and others, have been mentioned in this
edition, although they have of course no practical value
during this war. However, they may, perhaps, be
sanctioned again on the conclusion of peace.

Russian Elective Consular Officers are invited to
make use of this Guide, as a Vade mecum in all
Consular business. The Guide may also be found useful
by State Consuls, Legations and Embassies ; for w horn
it will simplify the work of instructing Elective
Consular Officers, by enabling them to refer to the
appropriate paragraph in the Guide, instead of giving lengthy
extracts and quotations from laws, regulations and

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