In 1820, Nicolas Novosiltsev presented to Tsar Alexander I a project of constitution for Russia. In this TL, the Tsar agreed. agreed..
State charter (Constitution) of Russia – Summary:
- Russia is a constitutional monarchy. The Emperor has very extensive powers – he is head of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government, and is head of the Russian Orthodox Church. The budget and foreign policy were fully in his hands.
- The legislative branch the Emperor shares with the Duma, which is elected by the nobility and the tip of the townspeople.
- Russia is a federated state, consists of Viceregencies with elected Viceregency Dumas, and appointed by the Emperor, Head of Viceregency .
- All citizens of Russia have basic civil rights, but serfdom is preserved.