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Mark Saul <MSaul@...>

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This is correct. The word is usually translated as 'petty bourgeois',
or perhaps 'local merchant'. It often has a connotation of someone
with some money but little culture.

Does anyone know the origin of this sort of classification of Russian
society? <

Mark Saul
New York, NY

Researching: SOLOMOVITCH, Teleshevsky (Gomel)
KAMENIR, RUBENSTEIN (Novograd Volinsk)
LISENCO, KOTANOV (Brailov, Rachni, Mogilev Podolsk)

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