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By John R. Staples

A neighborhood background of colonization and edition in southern Ukraine, Cross-Cultural Encounters at the Ukrainian Steppe examines how different agrarian teams, confronted with universal environmental, fiscal, and administrative stipulations, sharply divergent paths of improvement. utilizing a wide selection of assets, together with neighborhood Ukrainian and Russian documents by no means prior to tested via a western pupil, John Staples compares and contrasts how the Mennonites, Nogais, Russians, Ukrainians, and different teams reworked their environments and tailored to lifestyles within the Molochna Valley.

Staples contends that the allocation and use of land shaped a principal hub round which public lifestyles in Molochna revolved, and decided the good fortune or failure of every crew. eventually, he concludes, it used to be the settlers, now not the country, who determined how they'd adapt to the arid southern Ukrainian steppe. maybe most significantly, Staples makes an incredible contribution to the research of ways peasant teams can emerge from their traditionalist mentality and life style because the Mennonites of Molochna did. His considerate research might be a welcome boost to the learn of either Tsarist peasant heritage and Russian and Ukrainian agricultural and peasant history.

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1, d. 1837-47, 1899-1999, 2127-38, 2266-76. '40 Such a claim must not be taken too seriously. State aid ensured subsistence but hardly provided for ease, and it is doubtful whether the peasantry as a whole relied on subsidies so heavily that it consciously manipulated its grain production based on them. The claim may, however, have some credence for the Molochna region. It is striking that the state took no notice of either livestock or gardens when it assessed food reserves in Molochna. To be sure, during the 1821 harvest failure the Molochna region did not receive aid because the uezd nachal'nik took into account garden production, but this was the exception rather than the rule.

28 When disputes arose between the inspector of colonies and either the zemskii ispravnik or the Nogai nachal'nik they were theoretically subject to resolution by the governor general of New Russia, who was officially the superior of the civil governor of Tavria. 29 In addition to the obshchina, volost, and uezd administrative organs, a variety of other regional administrative bodies effected life in Colonization and Administrative Policy 25 Molochna. Uezd-level courts, land survey offices, treasury offices, and procuracies all played a part in running the region.

Where harvests fell below this, settlers were eligible for loans, either of grain or money to buy it. 31 The decree said nothing of how this might be done, or indeed of what constituted a one-year supply. Not surprisingly little came of the initiative. In 1794 there were still no grain depots in Tavria oblast. In that year Catherine ordered the construction of five grain depots: in Simferopol, Karasubazar, Feodosiia, Evpatoriia, and Perekop. 34 After a nearly complete harvest failure in Tavria in 1821 the Senate, observing that earlier decrees had been ignored, reissued detailed instructions for the establishment of grain depots.

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