Module 03: 1917 — Did the War Cause a Revolution?

Evidence 5: Photograph of a Peasant Family and Team

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Although industrial development had begun to transform the empire at the turn of the century, Russia's economy remained predominantly agricultural. This photograph of a peasant family and horse-drawn cart portrays the traditional forms of transportation and technology that shaped rural life in the country that was the world's largest exporter of grain in 1914.


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National Geographic XXXI(3) (March 1917): 232.

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