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Russia, migration 17th–19th century

Migration A–Z

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  1. Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm465

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

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Gevorkyan, A. V. 2013. Russia, migration 17th–19th century. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

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  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

Massive human migrations through the late 19th century undoubtedly influenced formation of nations and countries all across Eurasia's plateau. For Russia, those migrations were pivotal in national development due to the immense territorial span, wide range of cultural diversity, profound political significance, and sheer numbers of people on the move. As Russia's dominion grew over time, the intensifying population flows laid the foundation for the collective communication links needed in the subsequent stronger spread of political and administrative controls over the vast territories.

Keywords:

  • empire;
  • poverty;
  • labor;
  • geopolitics