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Representation of Byelorussia in the Third Duma (1907-1912)

 The law of 3 June 1907, which made the third Duma <Russian in spirit>, to many in the North-Western Region (today's Belarus) came as no surprise. It had been in prospect since the promulgation in December 1905 of the electoral law and was spurred forward by subsequent alarming reports on the results of the election to the first Duma...considered by the <truly Russian people> as a disastrous defeat... 
...The election to the third Duma took place in an atmosphere conductive to making the parliament <Russian in spirit>...

...The result ... was that monarchists and rightist elements gained overwhelming dominance over the third Duma...

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