Altai State University Launches Stolypin Reform Study Program
The next project of the Science Center is to publish a monograph, entitled "Stolypin Era Migrants in Altay Krai," and then the next year there will come a collective study of collectivization and de-kulakization in Altai.
The Center of Peter Stolypin Reforms will study the resettling policy in Russia in the early 20th century and the history of agriculture. The home of the Center is the Faculty of History of Altai State University.
The Center will serve as a regional representative office of the Moscow Stolypin Reforms Foundation. The university has been cooperating with the Moscow center and research centers in Siberia for a number of years. Research conferences and expeditions are held to study the Stolypin reforms and their influence on formation of rural settlements in Altai and across the country.
The Altai center will serve as a venue to study political, social and economic aspects of agricultural reforms in Altai Krai and across Russia. The studies will help form the electronic database on resettlers and their descendants to study the reforms in rural areas. Case studies of concrete families will be studied.
The Center will be led by V. N. Razgon, Professor of Russian History of Altai State University. The project currently in the works is the monograph "Stolypin Era Migrants in Altai Krai." In 2014 there will come a collective study of collectivization and de-kulakization in Altai.
Petr Stolypin was Minister of the Interior and the Prime Minister of the Russian Empire in 1906-1911. Famous agricultural reforms of Stolypin left the most significant track in the history of Russia.
One of the ways to give land to peasants would be no move the peasants to free territories in Siberia. Over the time of Stolypin reforms a total of 2.44 million peasants (395,000 families) moved to Siberia. The population of the region increased by 153%. Resettlers helped almost double the population of Altai Krai.