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(1914) [MARC] Author: Fridtjof Nansen Translator: Arthur G. Chater - Tema: Russia
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CONTENTS
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XI. FROM SUMAROKOVA TO YENISEISK 228
Ridges along the river : The goldfield : Monastirskiy island : Osinov
ski rapids : Winter fishing for sturgeon in the rapids : Work on the
river-bottom in frost : Vorogovo, the first telegraph station : Manure
of no value in Siberia : Can only telegraph in Russian characters :
A Tungus : A pleasant trader and an unpleasant one : Romance of
the forest : Agriculture and cattle-raising : Continued difference
between the west and east banks : The village system and freehold
farming : Manuring and rotation of crops : Timber sawn by hand :
Nasimovo telegraph station, but still only for Russian characters :
Unsuccessful bread-hunt : Aground : Kholmogérovo : Sturgeon :
Rotten fish : Arrival at Yeniseisk
XII. YENISEISK TO KRASNOYARSK AND BEYOND 252
Letters and telegrams : Siberian hospitality : Yeniseisk : The
population :At the boy’s school : A Georgian exile : The municipal
lunch : The Museum :At the girls’ school : A late lunch : Overland
to Krasnoyarsk : Wild driving with tarantass and troika : Broad
roads : Unsafe conditions, thieves : Arrival at Krasnoyarsk : Hos
pitable reception : The town and neighbourhood : An easy method
of ferrying : No Ice-Age : A game of football and the Sokol move
ment: The Museum : Meeting of the Geographical Society and big
dinner : Farewell at the railway station : Kansk : Discussion of the
sea-route to the Yenisei : Reconstruction of the railway-line : The
express tram
XIII. THE COLONIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF SIBERIA 282
The population of Siberia : Russia’s steady expansion : Former
views on Siberia : Emigration to America : Improvements in recent
times : Immigration to Siberia : Siberia’s internal politics : Wealth
of Siberia : Loans and aid to colonists : Extent of the partition of
land : Economic position of the settlers : Profits of agriculture :
Room for many : Colonization has two sides for a nation
XIV. IRKUTSK TO VLADIVOSTOK 304
Irkutsk : Baikål : The line to the south of Baikål : The mountains :
No lee Age : The nature and fauna of Lake Baikål : Transbaikalia,
its formation and climate : Petrévsk iron-works and political
exiles : Over the Yåblonovi Mountains, the watershed between the
Arctic and Pacific Oceans : Chitå : Mr. Wourtzel at work : In the
Celestial Empire : The Khulunbuir plateau : Great Khingån :
Chinese : Barim : Along the northern border of Eastern Gobi :
Russian hospitality : Over the East Manchurian mountains :
Chinese settlements : Forest fires : Illicit opium growing : The
Khunkhus robber bands : A tram of returning colonists

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