Inogorodnie

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Inogorodnie

 

(literally, “from other cities”), peasants who settled in cossack regions after the abolition of serfdom in Russia in 1861. Since they did not have the right to receive land allotments from the cossack host, they purchased or rented land from the stanitsy (large cossack villages), landowners, and wealthy cossacks; they also worked as hired laborers. An insignificant number of them became kulaks. They were required to pay a fee, so much per sazhen’ (2.134 m), for the use of arable land owned by the stanitsa. They had no rights and always lived under the threat of eviction from cossack regions. They were active participants in the revolutionary movement.

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