Russia, Her Strength And Her Weakness; A Study Of The Present Conditions Of The Russian Empire

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byWolf Von Schierbrand

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III RUSSIAN FINANCES The Great Difficulty of Obtaining Reliable Figures for Russia's Actual Financial Condition--Paucity of Capital in the Country and Reasons Therefor--Survival of Obsolete Trading Methods--National Finances Begin with Peter the Great's Reforms--A Fluctuating Currency--Within the Past Seventeen Years Russia's Avowed National Debt has Increased by Over Two Billions--The All-Important R61e of the Foreign Creditor--Wishnegradsky's Mercantilism--Witte Follows in his Footsteps--A Vast Increase in Exports is Brought about by Artificial Means--The Peasant and Landowner, Forming Ninety Per Cent of the Total Population, Being the Sufferers--Witte's Methods Shown in Detail--Industrial Development of the Country--The French Alliance Systematically Utilised--The French Creditor now Averse to Further Loans--A Government Monopoly System--Constant Difficulty of Maintaining the Gold Standard--The "Gold Tribute "--Russia's Railroads do Not Pay--Reasons for This--The Liquor Monopoly--Facts and Figures Proving the Unsoundness of Russia's Finances IN dealing with Russian finances in such a manner that a comprehensive and fairly accurate impression may be conveyed, more obstacles are to be overcome than would be the case with those of any other modern country. For the searcher after truth has to encounter not only a paucity of reliable material, but he is hampered by the conflicting official reports emanating from the Russian government itself. Outside of that country these conditions are, as a rule, little understood. It is the case, however,--though one runs counter to popular conceptions in asserting it,--that the various departments of the Russian government are practically independent of each other, and that each head while in power does pretty m...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III RUSSIAN FINANCES The Great Difficulty of Obtaining Reliable Figures for Russia's Actual Financial Condition--Pauci...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021704283X

ISBN - 13:9780217042833

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