The article is devoted to the military and administrative activities in the Caucasus in 1838–1842 y. one of the Royal Governors-Evgeny Aleksandrovich Golovin. The author concludes that as a Russian Patriot and aiming initially to make the Caucasus the Russian spirit and legal institutions, Golovin began gradually local features, and at the end of his Administration Region tried to combine central traditions with peripheral. His transformations were appraised only after Evgeniy Aleksandrovich had left Transcaucasia. For instance, in Tiflis they started building more European-style constructions on wastelands, erected causeways, pavements and pools with clean mountain water. With its extraordinary combination of the East and the West Tiflis turned into one of the most interesting and largest cities of Russia. As a truly Russian nobleman, General Golovin liked living luxuriously, openly and hospitably. The best representatives of the local society were welcomed in his house in a warm-hearted and friendly manner, which caused an unconscious sensation of gratitude and left a favourable impression. Preliminary analysis of activity of E.A. Golovin in Transcaucasia gives no grounds for assessments which are extremely negative or idealise the Chief Executive. Yet E.A. Golovin managed to be remembered as a reformer and facilitator of Transcaucasia whose numerous initiatives were developed by his successors: M. S. Vorontsov, A. I. Baryatinskiy, Grand Duke Mikhail Nikolaevich and other
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