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comparison of the impact of socio-economic change on post-emancipation peasant culture in three central provinces of the Russian Empire: Tver, Rizan and Nizhni-Novgorod concrete changes taking place within rural popular culture, in particular, sociability, popular entertainment, and other leisure activities during the period 1856-1914 and the peasantry’s active roel in promoting, assimilating, or hindering such change efforts by government, church and professional groups to reform and change popular culture in the village, and conlifcts engendered by these efforts local-comparative study of the Russian peasantry