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Agrarian Reform in Russia: The Road from Serfdom by Carol S. Leonard

By Carol S. Leonard

This e-book examines the historical past of reforms and significant country interventions affecting Russian agriculture: the abolition of serfdom in 1861, the Stolypin reforms, the NEP, the Collectivization, Khrushchev reforms, and at last farm firm privatization within the early Nineties. It exhibits a development rising from a political principal in imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet regimes, and it describes how those reforms have been justified within the identify of the nationwide curiosity in the course of serious crises - fast inflation, army defeat, mass moves, rural unrest, and/or political turmoil. It seems to be on the outcomes of adversity within the monetary surroundings for rural habit after reform and at long-run traits. It has chapters on estate rights, rural association, and technological swap. It presents a brand new database for measuring agricultural productiveness from 1861 to 1913 and updates those estimates to the current. This ebook is a examine of the guidelines aimed toward reorganizing rural construction and their effectiveness in reworking associations.

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Gerschenkron (1952), R. Goldsmith (1955), and W. Nutter (1962) based on Kondratieff misleading. Indices published by N. D. Kondratieff in Ekonomicheskii biuleten’ (1926) and by L. V. Kafengauz (1994). See L. I. Borodkin, “O promyshlennom rosti dorevoliutsionnoi Rossii,” Ekonomicheskaia istoriia, Obozrenie, Vypusk 12, Trudy istoricheskogo fakul’teta MGU, 35 (2006), p. 193. 85 The agricultural record was not as significant. 86 Russian growth then kept up with that of the West. 87 Soviet annual productivity growth, beginning with the First Five Year Plan through the Khrushchev era, was 2 percent (1928 to 1966).

100 There was no support for household autonomy. Then, finally, after the end of Communism in Russia, in reforms of the Russian Federation government we revisit key priorities from the early twentieth century. One was to promote rural markets. Another was to preserving social stability amidst the disorganizing effects of change. Critically, the way in which these reforms showed integration with each other was in the persistence of a single motive force. The impetus to reform in each case showed a similar perception of the unreliability of rural producers and the disappointing performance of the sector.

17 They were charged a tax on the land instead of on the household, a provision that showed the reform’s fiscal reasoning. As former state peasants, they already possessed substantially greater mobility and more choice of occupation than peasants on privately owned estates, and they already enjoyed the right to retain earnings from seasonal outwork and avoid dues in kind. 18 The law on free agriculturalists served as the model in most respects for the later reform of the appanage (udel) lands in 1861–1863 and of the state domains in 1866 and 1886.

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