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THE STOLYPIN AGRARIAN REFORM

Ukaz of 9 November 1906

On Peasants Leaving the Land Commune (obshchina)

By Our Manifesto of 3 November 1905, the levying on the peasantry of redemption (vykup) payments for allotment land (nadel'naia zemlia) is abolished from 1 January 1907. From this time such lands are exempted from the restrictions placed on them as a result of the redemption debt and peasants receive the right freely to exit the Land Commune and to acquire as individual householders (domokhoziain) the rights of personal ownership of holdings from the Land Commune's allocation. We command...that the following rules be established:

The progress of the reform

Year Numbers applying to leave the Land Commune Numbers leaving the Land Commune
1907 211,922 48,271
1908 840,059 508,344
1909 649,921 579,409
1910 341,884 342,245
1911 242,328 145,567
1912 152,397 122,314
1913 160.304 134,554
1914 120,321 97,877
1915 36,497 29,851
1907-1915 2,755,633 2,008,432

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