Zemlyachestvo

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In late 19th century Russia, a zemlyachestvo was a society of men living away from their home regions. Found among students, traveling traders and migrant workers, the zemlyachestvo united those with a common geographical origin when they were far from home.[1]

The noted Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin joined the zemlyachestvo for his home region, Simbirsk, when he was studying at the University of Kazan.[2]

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  1. ^ Service 2000. p. 68.
  2. ^ Service 2000. p. 68.

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