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The last fling of a way of life that died with the Tsars

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  • podnoss
    ... wrote: Poverty was widespread in Russia during Nicholas s rule. The average industrial worker in Russia in 1910 earned 233 rubles a
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 9, 2003
      --- In orthodox-synod@yahoogroups.com, "Reader Timothy Tadros"
      <pravoslavney@y...> wrote:
      "Poverty was widespread in Russia during Nicholas's rule. The average
      industrial worker in Russia in 1910 earned 233 rubles a year,
      according to
      Steinberg, and the average farm worker earned 143 rubles a year. To
      put
      that in perspective, a pound of beef cost 9 rubles in 1913. And yet,
      the
      tsar believed that the Russian people, especially Russian peasants,
      were
      devoted to him."

      Your analysis seems to be based on the most basic, uniinformed, left-
      wing history.



      Report issued by an American agent in 1920:


      The millworker in Alimovka expressed the idea of thousands when he
      said that formerly the Russians had a czar, a fool, to rule them,
      [and] taxes were very bad, but bread was five kopeks a pound and
      plentiful, and a man could get all the shirts and shoes and sugar and
      tea and tobacco he wanted. Now Russia was ruled by very clever men,
      [and] there were no taxes at all, but bread was 500 rubles a pound
      and scarce, and neither shirts nor shoes nor tea nor tobacco were to
      be had.

      Somewhere in Russia: July-August 1920
      Hugo W. Koehler
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