The Russian Cooperative Movement

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1920 - Cooperation - 83 pages
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Page 70 - ... than any other country in the world with the possible exception of Wales and some tropical or semi-tropical lands like Hawaii or Southern Italy.
Page 81 - For this purpose it decided to give facilities to the Russian cooperative organizations which are in direct touch with the peasantry throughout Russia so that they may arrange for the import into Russia of clothing, medicines, agricultural machinery and the other necessaries of which the Russian people are in sore need in exchange for grain, flax, etc., of which Russia has surplus supplies.
Page 81 - Russia so they may arrange for the import into Russia of clothing, medicines, agricultural machinery, and the other necessaries of which the Russian people are in sore need, in exchange for grain, flax, etc., of which there is a surplus supply.
Page 81 - With a view to remedying the unhappy situation of the population in the interior of Russia, which is now deprived of all manufactured products from outside Russia, the Supreme Council, after having taken note of the report of a committee appointed to consider the re-opening of certain trading relations with the Russian people...
Page 7 - The year 1905 may be regarded as the turning point in the history of the Russian cooperative movement.
Page 60 - ... but after the latter has reached the sum of 5,000,000 rubles the yearly proportion can be reduced. The rules affecting the distribution of profits of the union provide that the dividends on the shares can be no higher than 8 per cent, the remainder being used for the augmentation of the reserve capital, for various special funds, for the refund of part of the premiums paid by the members, and for antifire measures, and " other cooperative and social objects.
Page 81 - Russian people, has decided that it would permit the exchange of goods on the basis of reciprocity between the Russian people and the Allied and neutral countries.
Page 23 - Eussia, namely, those of Tula, Orel, Saratov, Ryazan, Samara, Kursk, Voronezh, Tambov, and Vyatka. The chief object of the organization is to provide a center for coordinating cooperative activities in the purchase, sale, storage, transport, and treatment of grain, seeds, and other grain products for both the home and the export trade, and generally to promote the progress of this branch of agricultural pursuits.
Page 10 - ... societies, each with a varied history of alternative encouragement and obstruction first under the czarist regime and later under the proletarian dictatorship of the Bolsheveki. These societies have surmounted all barriers of this kind and have developed from modest buying and selling groups until at present "they extend into almost every phase of Russian rural life, which is 87 per cent of the whole, and include in their scope production, transportation, distribution, banking and credit, and...
Page 20 - Russia is now undergoing a grave crisis, and should be used in combination with fruit juice for the manufacture of sweets. The output of this works amounts to 10 tons of sugar per day, which figure it was projected to increase during 1919 to over 30 tons per day. The union has set up a number of departments for conducting the separate branches of its work. The technical department advises the cooperative societies affiliated with the union on all questions bearing on growing potatoes and obtaining...

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