Цыгане и торговля в Российской Империи (Gypsies and Trade in the Russian Empire)
Volga Region Branch of Institute of Russian History of Russian Academy of Sciences, Samara, 2010
8 Pages Posted: 29 Aug 2012
Date Written: April 24, 2010
The article deals with trading activity of the Gypsy people. The author makes an attempt to reevaluate the gypsies’ participation in the economic life of the Russian Empire. He gives specific examples of gypsies’ participation in both domestic and foreign trade throughout XVIIXIX centuries, and defines their connections with fellow tribesmen in the adjacent countries.
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Keywords: gypsies, domestic and foreign trade, Russia, adjacent countries, smuggling, handicraft, folk art, traditions
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