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Volost or volost' (Russian: во́лость) was a traditional administrative subdivision in Russia. In earlier East Slavic history, volost was a name for the territory ruled by the knyaz (prince); either as an absolute ruler or with varying degree of autonomy from the superior knyaz (Grand Prince). Starting from the end of the 14th century, volost was a unit of administrative subdivision of Muscovy and, later, Russia, a part of uyezd. After the abolition of Russian serfdom in 1861, volost became a unit of peasant's local self-rule. The East Slavs are the ethnic group that evolved into the Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian peoples. ... Kniaz’ or knyaz (Russian and Ukrainian: ; Serbian: knez; Romanian: cneaz; in fem. ... The title Grand Prince ([Latin]], Magnus Princeps; German, Großfürst, Finnish Suuriruhtinas, Swedish Storfurste, Lithuanian Didysis kunigaikÅ¡tis, Russian Великий князь) ranks in honour below Emperor and Tsar but higher than a sovereign Prince (Fürst) or Royal Prince. ... (13th century - 14th century - 15th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 14th century was that century which lasted from 1301 to 1400. ... This article is about Muscovite Russia. ... Uyezd was a division of guberniya. ... The origins of serfdom in Russia are traced to Kievan Rus of 11th century. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... In a detail of Brueghels Land of Cockaigne (1567) a soft-boiled egg has little feet to rush to the luxuriating peasant who catches drops of honey on his tongue, while roast pigs roam wild: the 16th century was a good time for European peasants A peasant, from 15th... Self rule is the term used to described a people or group being able to exercise all of the necessary functions of power without intervention from any authority which they cannot themselves alter. ...

Volosts were abolished by the Soviet administrative reform of 19231929. Raions may be roughly called a modern equivalent of both volosts and uyezds. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) (Russian: (СССР)   listen?; tr. ... 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... See rayon for the textile made of processed cellulose. ...

In modern Russia, subdivision into volosts is used by the Republic of Karelia, where volosts have the same status as raions (districts) and national districts, and by Samara, Leningrad, and Tula Oblasts, where volosts are considered subdivisons of raions and have the same status as selsovets in other Russian federal subjects. For other uses of Karelia, see Karelia (disambiguation). ... Samara Oblast (Сама́рская о́бласть) is an administrative division of the Russian Federation. ... Leningrad Oblast (Russian: Ленингра́дская о́бласть; tr. ... Tula Oblast (Ту́льская о́бласть) is a regional subdivision of Russia. ... Selsoviet or selsovet (Russian: сельсове́т, short for се́льский сове́т), literally: rural soviet, was the lowest level administrative subdivision, similar to rural district, in rural areas in Soviet Union. ... Russia is a federation which consists of 89 subjects (Russian: субъект(ы); English transliteration: subyekty, sing. ...

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