McCormick or the Butenops?: Problem of State Support of Agricultural Machines Production Import Substitution in Russia in the early 20th Century (following Materials of 1907 Special Conference)

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In the article the author analyses the problem of improving technical equipment of the Russian agriculture at the outset of the Stolypin agrarian reforms. The author shows contradictions between different governmental bodies of the Russian empire over the issue of the sources of supply of agricultural machinery for the Russian rural population (import or domestic production). It becomes clear, that after 1907 the Russian government took no special measures to restrict import of foreign agricultural machinery to Russia. Instead a new policy of direct support of the Russian agricultural machine-building industry was accepted (extension of credit from the Bank of Russia, awarding a bonus for the agricultural machines manufactured in Russia etc.). The article poses a problem of import substitution tendencies in the above-mentioned industry.

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A Yu Petrov

M.V. Lomonosov' Moscow State University

Email: antoine-petroff@yandex.ru <mailto:antoine-petroff@yandex.ru>
Кафедра истории России XIX - начала ХХ в; Московский государственный университет им. М.В. Ломоносова; M.V. Lomonosov' Moscow State University

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