Nikolai Bunge

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  • Nikolai Bunge
    • Finance Minister 1881-1886
    • Chairman of the Committee of Ministers 1887-1895
    • Founded the Peasants' Land Bank 1883
      • Helped the peasants to purchase land from the nobility
    • Abolished head tax and introduced inheritance tax
      • Inheritance tax is tax paid by a person who inherits money or property.
    • Protectionist policies towards industry
      • Promoted railway construction
      • Spearheaded Russian labour laws, some aimed at reducing child labour

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