The Tsarist Russia History Quiz #6 - Economic and Social Developments
The Russia Empire's economy was weak and people's demands grew with the changes put in place. 10 Questions.
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Who was the Minster of Finance between 1862 and 1878 (during the reign of Tsar Alexander II); there was an annual average growth rate of six percent during his term in office?
Mikhail von Reutern
Which of these reforms were made by Mikhail von Reutern when he was the Minister of Finance between 1862 and 1878?
Sold Alaska to the United States of America.
Tax farming was abolished and the tax system was reformed.
Reduction of import duties.
All of the above.
Reutern was succeeded by Ivan Vyshnegradsky in 1887; Vyshnegradsky's ''We ourselves shall not eat, but we shall export'' policy led to what event - shortly leading to his dismissal in 1892?
Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905)
Bloody Sunday (1905)
The Great Famine (1891-1892)
October Revolution (1917)
By how much did foreign investment (in millions of Rubles) increase between 1880 and 1895; this was done during the term of Minister of Finance Sergei Witte?
Increase of 182
Increase of 270
Increase of 374
Increase of 488
Which country gave a number of large loans to Russia, allowing the country to invest in its infrastructure - this included building 2,700 kilometres of railways?
By 1897, what place did the Russian Empire rank in the league table of the World's largest economies?
What was the percentage of urban workers by 1894; many peasants migrated to cities - by 1864, one in three residents of St. Petersburg were peasants by birth?
What was the average life expectancy for peasant men (women having an additional two years) in Russia in the 1880s; in comparison, in England the average age of death was 45 years?
What did the Orthodox Church see the Tsar as; around 70 percent of the population of Russia subscribed to the Orthodox Church?
Father of God
Saint on Earth
Who were the ''Old Believers''; they settled in remote parts of Siberia, and were persecuted by the State?
Rejected reforms to the Orthodox liturgy in the seventeenth century.
Pagans who fled to avoid being converted to Orthodoxy.
The members of the Uniate Church who lived in Ukraine.
The Armenian Church clerics who broke away from the Holy Synod.
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