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[*] posted on 2/28/2009 at 06:36
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Anybody knows anything about this institution?







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[*] posted on 3/7/2009 at 21:52


This is basically a bank. "Vykupnoe uchrezhdenie" was a bank established by the government to loan former serfs money to buy their lots of land from former owners after the end of the serfdom in 1861. The loans were made for 49 years at 6%. However, large number of former serfs were used by the owners earlier as collateral for credits, and those credits were issued by "Okhrannaya kazna" (the second part of the address). As the result, the two forms of credits to some extent cancelled each other, and were managed by the corresponding governmental institution shown on the cover.



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[*] posted on 3/9/2009 at 13:55


This is information about the Emancipation of 1861 adds some historical significance to the cover.

Do these institutions have any relation to the State Bank (Gosudarstvennyi Bank) established in 1860?
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[*] posted on 3/10/2009 at 12:07


Thank you, stamplover - interesting information.

I just have a couple of formal corrections: not "Охранная казна" but "Сохранная казна", different word and different meaning. Also if to judge by the grammar "Выкупное учреждение" was a subdivision of "Сохранная казна", not the other way around. If to try to construct some pseudo-English expression it would be "Vykupnoe uchrezhdenie" of St. Petersburg "Sokhrannaya kazna", like "Financial department of New York Chase bank"

Also might be of interest that the sender was a daughter of a "Статский Советник" [councilor of State] - persons of this rank were at Vice-Governor positions, big shots (but not VERY big shots).
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[*] posted on 3/12/2009 at 17:13


There is a wealth of information available on the Internet on this exact topic. One absolutely must look through it to fully understand the subject. Instant gratification is not to be had, but it is a very nice part of history.:lecture
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