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  • Of the elected members 3 are returned by the " black " clergy (the monks), 3 by the " white " clergy (seculars), 5 18 by the corporations of nobles, 6 by the academy of sciences and the universities, 6 by the chambers of commerce, 6 by the industrial councils, 34 by the governments having zemstvos, 16 by those having no zemstvos, and 6 by Poland.
  • (2) the zemstvos in the 34 governments of Russia proper, (3) the municipal dumas.
  • The rules governing elections to the zemstvos were taken as a model for the electoral law of 3906 and are sufficiently indicated by the account of this given below.
  • The zemstvos were originally given large powers in relation to the incidence of taxation, and such questions as education, public health, roads and the like.
  • 8 It was not till 1905 that the zemstvos regained, at least de facto, some of their independent initiative.

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