Stolypin, Pyotr A. (1862-1911)

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Pyotr A. Stolypin (1862-1911)
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Pyotr (Peter) Arkadyevich Stolypin became prime min­ister of Russia in 1906 and suppressed the revolu­tion at that time. He introduced agricultural laws to enable landless peasants and small farmers to ac­quire crown land. The Mennonites also benefited by this law when they obtained land in the Kulundian Steppes and established the Slavgorod settlement in Siberia. On 10 September 1910, Stoly­pin visited the Slavgorod Mennonite settlement, on which occasion he was received by the Oberschulze Jacob A. Reimer and the minister Peter J. Wiebe. Possibly in part as a result of this meeting a post office and a hospital were erected in Orloff and a branch line of the Trans-Siberian Railroad built from Tatarskaya to Slavgorod. In memory of its benefactor, the Slavgorod Mennonites erected a memorial to Peter A. Stolypin in Orloff in 1912. Stolypin was killed by a revolutionary in Kiev in 18 September 1911.


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Author(s) Cornelius Krahn
Date Published 1959

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