In 1873 he moved to the province of Saratov officer on special assignments at the governor, and then changed a few positions; in 1881 - 87 he was the leader of the nobility of Zaraysk district (Ryazan province). In 1887 he was appointed vice-governor of Tambov in 1888, the Kaluga governor, in 1893, Moscow; with the formation in 1902 as an assistant of the Moscow Governor-General Bulygin he took it and was an active member of the Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich; in this position, he was a patron and pooschritelem chief of the Moscow Police Department and Zubatov Zubatov police socialism. In 1905 he was appointed member of the State Council, and on January 20 - Minister of the Interior to place Prince Svyatopolk-Mirsky, whose policy was wrecked in the January 9, 1905 The fact that the leader of this movement, the priest Gapon, was a creature of Zubatov and that, consequently, Bulygin could to some extent be held responsible for the events of January 9, at the time was not famous enough. Thus, the purpose of Bulygin was to testify to the turn of the policy of "trust" Svyatopolk-Mirsky to the policy of repression Pleve era. Position Bulygin was difficult: it was a failed Japanese war and it caused public and the labor movement; with Bulygin, who held the highest office in the state administration did not use the special trust of the ruling circles and did not have sufficient authority; almost simultaneously with him to the post of St. Petersburg governor-general he was appointed with special powers General DF Trepov, which effectively deprived the Bulygin significant share of power; not only local measures of a purely police repression, but general measures against the press, when Svyatopolk-Mir enjoyed relative freedom, and now once again the extremely cramped, actually came from Trepov, and not from the Bulygin. February 18, 1905 on the same day have been published: Highest manifesto that "all Russian people, true precepts of native antiquity", were invited to rally around the throne, and to the imperial rescript Bulygina name, which was proclaimed the intention to draw "the most worthy, the people`s trust invested elected by the population of people to participate in the preliminary development and discussion of legislative proposals. " A special committee with active participation of the Bulygin was produced the first position on the State Duma as zakonosoveschatelnogo institution, which was published on August 6, 1905, but life is not entered. "Toleration began on strengthening the" April 17, 1905 was published drawn up with the participation of Supreme Decree Bulygin. In May 1905, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, the head of police and the commander of the corps of gendarmes was appointed Trepov leaving the post of St. Petersburg governor-general than Bulygin value was more relaxed. In very many areas Bulygin Russia announced the position of emergency or enhanced protection. Bulygin When in October 1905 the all-Russian strike, which led to the manifesto of October 17 in the preparation of which Bulygin did not participate. After that, the Council of Ministers was held under the chairmanship of SY Witte, of which Bulygin was not included; to the Minister for his office he replaced the PN Durnovo. Bulygin was a member of the State Council. After the transformation of the State Council in 1906, calls for an annual Bulygin prisutstvovaniyu the Council: it belonged to the extreme right, but is still (1912) did not utter a single speech.