The article analyzes reports of county governors about the mood of the
population in the Moscow province at the beginning of the First World War. The main
features and methods of formulating reports, their informativeness, the attitude of the
Moscow governor and the Ministry of Internal Affairs to them have been studied. At the end
of the article, a report of the county governor of Vereisky County for August 1915is
First World War; Russian police; county governors.