As General (often Kraj the 1775-1917 were called in) Russia from the combination of several provinces existing administrative units called, which a governor general board. As a rule, they were congruent with a military district, the commander of which also held the office of governor-general. This system was gradually pushed back towards the end of the Russian Empire.
In 1895 the following general government existed:
- General Government of Warsaw or the Vistula Government
- General Government of Vilnius
- Generalgouvernement Kiev or Little Russia with Volhynia and Podolia
- The Grand Duchy of Finland also formed a general government.
In the Asian part there were:
- General Government of the Caucasus
- General Government of the Steppe (Northeast Central Asia)
- General Government of Turkestan (South Central Asia)
- General Government of Irkutsk (or Eastern Siberia)
- Amur General Government
There was also a Governor General of Moscow, which was only an honorary title.
Meyers Konversations-Lexikon , Leipzig and Vienna 1897, 5th edition, vol. 14, p. 1069