Effects of Witte's economic developments on rural Russia

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  • Effects of Policies on the rural economy
    • Grain Exports increased = Low income
    • Taxes raised = peasants sold more grain to survive
    • land bank = peasants bought 3/4 of landlords estates
    • Famine (1891) 2 million died from starvation. Vyshenegradsky "We shall not eat but we shall export"


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