This volume, originally published in 1930, discusses the economics of Russian agriculture during the early 20th century. It analyzes those economic influences which were at work and were bringing about its transformation. Starting from a sketch of the agricultural geography of European Russia, as it had been shaped by natural conditions, historical and economic factors, the author proceeds to the study of the organization and conditions of Russian farming and agricultural production, as well as discussing the Russian characteristics as an agricultural producer and the origins and disposal of her available surpluses of agricultural products.
Part 1: The Agricultural Map of Russia 1. Natural Conditions 2. Historical and Economic Influences 3. The Agricultural Regions of Russia Part 2: The Organization and Conditions of Farming in Russia 4.The Russian Agrarian Problem, Its Origin and Development 5. The Agrarian Reforms: Enclosures (1907-1916) 6. Internal Colonization and Emigration Beyond the Urals 7. Agricultural Russia on the Eve of the Great War Part 3: Russia’s Agricultural Production 8. Characteristics of Russia As An Agricultural Country: The Origin and Disposal of the Surplus 9. The Evolution of Arable Farming on the Eve of the War 10. Russia’s Live Stock and the Evolution of Stock Farming