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Blurred lines: land surveying and the creation of land property in Russia in the nineteenth century

Cahiers du Monde Russe. 2016. Vol. 57. No. 1. P. 31-54.

The article analyzes the process of establishing phisical boundaries and legal status of land property in Russian Empire in the nineteenth century. The main topics include interaction of educated elite (landlords, government officials) with peasants, image of a land surveyor in public thought and fiction, difficulties with constructing private property regime in the countryside.