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E.A. Nosova

The Famine of 1891#1892 in Russia and Grain Market of Western Siberia

The article is about the influence of the situation of crop failures, famine years (1891-1892) in 26 provinces of Russia the grain market of Western Siberia. For the first time the article deals with the questions of organizing help to the famished of European Russia and Outside Ural in the following directions marked out by the author: 1)taking money donations; 2)sending grain string carts given by peasants of Siberian districts without any compensation; 3)free of charge transportation of grain organized by the population neighbouring to the famished districts; 4)buying grain by representatives of the famished districts; 5)assistance in settling to forced migrants from districts suffered from crop failures.
Besides the author analyzed the influence of bad harvest years the export grain trade of Western Siberia outside Ural.
The author examines price formation on bread in the districts of Tomsk province and some market towns, for example Barnaul.
The author came to the conclusion that this historical episode demonstrates the possibility of social and cultural inversion of spiritual bases of the age of capitalist accumulation (including enterprise, initiative, striving for growing rich by legal ways) and traditional values of peasants# world.

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