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Humanitarian sciences in Siberia

2012 year, number 2

First stage of the Stolypin Agrarian Reform: Institutional Aspect

N.L. Rogalina
Keywords: agrarian reform, Pyotr Stolypin, land use, commune, resettlement policy
Pages: 3-10


This article analyzes the institutional conditions of the start-up phase of Stolypin's agrarian reform: legislative framework of the reform, land relations, resettlement policy, activities of the Peasant Bank and credit cooperation. Based on the wide range of documentary publications, works by agricultural economists and contemporary historical approaches the author characterizes the Stolypin reform as being complex and multidimensional. She concludes that the years 1907-1909 were formative in terms of the reform's ideology formulation and legislative framework development. They also launched the mechanism of reforms which contributed to intensification of agricultural production.