City of Thieves

  title={City of Thieves},
  author={Roshanna P. Sylvester},
  journal={Journal of Urban History},
  pages={131 - 157}
In the closing decades of the tsarist period, St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia’s two great northern capitals, were well in the throes of the industrial revolution, their populations and economies swelling at astronomical rates. Meanwhile, in the provinces, sleepy agricultural towns were fast evolving into formidable urban centers with people, produce, and manufactured goods flowing freely on the rails laid at the behest of the determined Sergei Witte. In the south of the empire, on the coast… 
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The Voice of Ukraine: Mediating Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism

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Reconstructing Non-Standard Languages



On the importance of images of success to popular readers, see Jeffrey Brooks, When Russia Learned to Read: Literacy and Popular Literature

  • Interpreting the Russian Revolution: The Language and Symbols of 1917
  • 1912

Mat' i doch' (Krovovaia drama)

  • Thursday
  • 1912

4 (ul. 19 Fevralia). For cases of domestic violence, see "Ottseubiistvo

  • Saturday

For instances of child molestation, see "Nasilie

  • Wednesday

census, the national breakdown of the Odessa population

  • Russian (including Ukrainian and Belorussian),
  • 1897

6. 30. For a smattering of the many possible examples reported in 1912 of the presence of thieves, prostitutes, and fencers of stolen goods at the flea market, see "DP

  • OL on 11 January

Rozysknoi al'bom. Vypusk I. Vory-Karmanniki (Marvikhery)

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      Beletskii, Rozysknoi al’bom

      • Vypusk I. Vory-Karmanniki (Marvikhery) (St. Petersburg,
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