Russian Economic Policy in the Late 17th – Early 18th Centuries: The Case of the Tobacco Monopoly

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Abstract

The paper examines the development of the state tobacco monopoly in Russia at the turn of the 17th-18th centuries. It describes how the state management was carried out, discloses the principles of operating and accounting in it. The development of this state monopoly in the period under study includes the periods of transfer of rights to import into the country and sale of tobacco to private individuals and completely state administration of state sale. The first tobacco factory in the Russian Empire, appeared at the end of the reign of Peter the Great thanks to the personal efforts of the monarch and state funding, is described. Particular attention is paid to how the economic policy of Peter the Great, built in accordance with the doctrines of mercantilism and cameralism, influenced the development of tobacco turnover in the country, as well as an assessment of the impact of state administration reform (replacement of Orders (prikazi) by Collegia) on the activities of the tobacco monopoly.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Comprehensible Science ICCS 2021
Subtitle of host publicationICCS 2021
EditorsTatiana Antipova
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages96-107
ISBN (Electronic)978-303085798-1
StateE-pub ahead of print - Aug 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Volume315

Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

Keywords

  • State monopoly
  • Mercantilism
  • Peter the Grea
  • Tabacco
  • State management

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