Guberniya

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Guberniya

In Russia prior to 1917, a political subdivision equivalent to a province.
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The north-west of Kazakhstan, including the lands of Ural and Orenburg Cossack Hosts, was at the time part of the Orenburg Gubernia.
My father was born in 1904 in Volkovysk, a shtetl in the middle of what is now Belarus, then Minsk gubernia of the Tsar's empire.
That same year, Russia officially annexed Crimea and added that territory under the name Tavricheskaya Gubernia (Tavrian Province).