Boris has often been called the creator of serfage in Russia, but in reality he merely accelerated a process which was the natural result of economic conditions.
To conciliate them she greatly extended the area of serfage by making large grants of land and serfs to courtiers and public servants who had specially distinguished themselves.
Wallace says, be regarded as " an intermediate position between serfage and freedom."
Serfage, and allowed to sell their labour as they pleased; they were, however, to a great extent kept in villages or settlements, compelled to cultivate landwhich they held for their life only, and strictly controlled by the friars or the priests.
Then it was found that further progress was blocked by a great obstacle, the: existence of serfage; and Alexander II.