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Freeing the Serfs

Author: Tamara Eidelman
Translation: Nora Seligman Favorov

Jan/Feb 2011
Russian Calendar
Page 15   ( 3 pages)

Summary: 150 years ago, everyone knew the serfs had to be freed, but no one knew how to do it without provoking unrest or revolution. But Alexander II went ahead anyway. Sort of...

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