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The Governing Senate (Правительствующий сенат) was a legislative, judicial, and executive body of Russian Monarchs, instated by Peter the Great to replace the Boyar Duma and lasted until the very end of the Empire. It was chaired by Ober-Procurator.
The State Council created by the Government reform of Alexander I was supposed to inherit the executive power of the Senate, and an envsioned parliament was to inherit legislative power; however, the reform was never finished.
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