Stolypin: Prime Minister 1906 - 1911

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Policies

  • Land reforms- offered limited change
  • Laid foundations for the creation of a health service and insurance 
  • Education was extended 
  • Restricted voting in the 3rd and subsequent Duma 
  • Decline of the nobility

Focus on agriculture

1906: Land made personal property

1906: Gets rid redemption pays (better for peasants)

1907: Peasant families allowed to leave communes

Other changes in agriculture:

  • encourages less populated emmigration 
  • grain production increased 
  • peasants can now buy better quality land 
  • peasants encouraged to consolidate their holdings; makes farming…

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