Внешняя торговля как фактор расширения границ Российской Империи в XVIII веке (Foreign Trade as the Factor of Expansion of the Borders of the Russian Empire in the 18th Century
Volga Branch of Institute of Russian History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Samara, No. 3, March 2011
61 Pages Posted: 1 Sep 2012
Date Written: March 9, 2011
The eighteenth century was the period of considerable expansion of borders of the Russian empire. It was East that influenced this process. The special role of Russia’s advancement in adjacent regions in the 18th century was played by foreign trade. Trade and economic interests induced the Russian merchants to develop new areas and to strengthen their positions in the Asian markets.
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Keywords: foreign trade, Asia, borders, development of the markets, Siberia, the East, the merchant capital
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