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(1916) Author: Alfons Heyking - Tema: Russia
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P. XI., Сн. IX. PUBLISHING, &c., OF BOOKS.

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dialogues, grammars, readers, albums, novels, books of stories, the
importation of which is not prohibited by the censor.

2. Portraits, photographic and lithographic views, &c.

3. Plans, geographical maps, guides, and books on navigation.

4. Music with words, prayer-books, and copies of the Holy
Scriptures, with the exception of copies of the Scriptures printed abroad
in the Russian or the Slavonic language, which may only be introduced
with the sanction of the orthodox ecclesiastical censors. All books
which persons endeavour to introduce secretly into the Russian
Empire are confiscated.1

The customs duties on the importation of printed matter into
Russia are as follows :—

Books and publications of every kind with or without illustrations,
if printed abroad (i.e., out of Russia) in the Russian language (except
parallel dictionaries) : i8-70 roubles per pood (is. id. per lb.).

Books and periodical publications, if printed in a language other
than Russian, and not bound : Free. (This exemption applies to
catalogues, &c., printed in a language other than Russian.)

Price lists with printed illustrations and inscriptions or signatures,
but without separate text : 18-70 roubles per pood (is. 6d. per lb.).

On all the above articles in the event of their being imported
bound or half-bound, an additional duty of 1-65 roubles per pood
(10s. 10^. per cwt.) is levied.

CHAPTER X.—Manufacture of Articles of Gold

and Silver.

All articles of gold or silver in Russia must be stamped with the legal
mark, excepting :—

1. Articles weighing less than i zolotnik (-^L oz.).

2. Mathematical and chirurgical instruments, the settings of
artificial teeth and watches of gold and silver.

3. Gold and silver brocades and articles embroidered in gold or
silver.

4. The personal property of travellers, if its importation is not
prohibited by the customs tariff.

5. Antique articles possessing either artistic, historical or
archaeological value.

6. Gold and silver ingots, sheets or bars do not require to be
stamped. Ingots must be impressed with the mark of the Mint
" pure gold," when issued by the State to individuals or
organisations engaged in gold mining, in exchange for crude gold delivered
to the Mint, with the stamp of the customs authorities (" imported
ingots ") or with a private mark (" of private alloys ").

Ingots of gold or silver of private make intended for the artisan’s
own use do not require to be stamped.

1 Svod Zakonov, Vol. XIV.

§ 398.

§ 398.
Gold and
Silver.

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