Memoirs of a Russian Governor

Memoirs of a Russian Governor

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...bequeathed to the monasteries. Moldavian princes and magnates would so grant these for the saying of mass, as well as for charitable and educational purposes. These lands, aggregating, if I am not in error, two hundred thousand desyatins, the Russian government took out of the hands of foreign monks and passed over to a special Bessarabian land-ofiice, organized under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Agriculture and State Domains to administer the estates of foreign ecclesiastical endowments. Two parts of the income of these estates went to the foreign beneficiaries; two were laid-aside for carrying out the will of the testator in Bessarabia, where the estates were located, as a fund from which the faltitutiom of the local Zemstvo received subventions for building schools and hospitals; and the one remaining part covered the expenses of the central and local administrations. Owing to the rapid rise in land rent and comparatively efficient management of the estates, the above governmental measure proved in some respects successful. The monasteries abroad began to get a greater income out of their two-fifths share than they had heretofore from the whole. The localZemstvo found an inexhaustible source from which to draw subsidies for enlarging its activities, while an annually growing fund, consisting of the yearly surplus of the last fifth, was accumulating at the Although these estates, under the government's care, now gave far greater returns, nevertheless, the organization of the local management as to details was far from perfect. Deals of quite a dubious nature were constantly hovering around these two hundred thousand desyatins. The staff of local employes was constantly changing. Not all these auditors, agriculturists, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236962710
  • 9781236962713