Book — 1 online resource (viii, 266 pages) : illustrations, map, portrait Digital: data file.
Note on Transliteration and Dates; Introduction;
1. The Character of the City, 1906-1914;
2. The Elected City Government: Legal Competence and Financial Position;
3. Who the City Fathers Were: Social Composition and Politics of the Elected Officials;
4. The Police at Work: The Tsarist Administration in Moscow;
5. Responding to Labor Issues: The Approaches of the State and "Society" in Moscow;
6. Municipal Services;
7. Education; Conclusion; Epilogue: War, Revolution, and Beyond; Appendixes; Glossary of Russian Terms; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M.
This book examines Moscow's politics and urban history between the failed 1905 Revolution and the outbreak of World War I, a time when the city led the way in attempting to resolve Russia's urban crisis. The Moscow elite responded to acute urban problems with a liberal programme of reform in housing, employment, education, and other social services, but were thwarted by strong opposition from Tsarist officials. This heightened a conflict that was to culminate in the Revolutions of 1917. (source: Nielsen Book Data)