How do you get a lot of Russians to settle in the southern parts of the Russian Empire?

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Is there any way to do this without forced deportations, though? I mean, the US certainly didn't require forced deportations for getting almost a quarter of its Non-Hispanic White population to live in either Florida or the Southwest.
A lot of people settled northern Kazakhstan, southern Siberia (hot in summers forest catching fires regularly) Stolypin land reform. The government enticed people with free agricultural land.

Stolypin land reform, (1906–17), measures undertaken by the Russian government to allow peasants to own land individually. Its aim was to encourage industrious peasants to acquire their own land, and ultimately to create a class of prosperous, conservative, small farmers that would be a stabilizing influence in the countryside and would support the autocracy. After the government emancipated the serfs in 1861 it allotted land to each peasant household, but the land was collectively owned by the village communes. The communes traditionally divided the land into strips, which were distributed among the households for cultivation.
Stolypin land reform | Russian agricultural history
 

Futurist

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May 2014
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A lot of people settled northern Kazakhstan, southern Siberia (hot in summers forest catching fires regularly) Stolypin land reform. The government enticed people with free agricultural land.

Stolypin land reform, (1906–17), measures undertaken by the Russian government to allow peasants to own land individually. Its aim was to encourage industrious peasants to acquire their own land, and ultimately to create a class of prosperous, conservative, small farmers that would be a stabilizing influence in the countryside and would support the autocracy. After the government emancipated the serfs in 1861 it allotted land to each peasant household, but the land was collectively owned by the village communes. The communes traditionally divided the land into strips, which were distributed among the households for cultivation.
Stolypin land reform | Russian agricultural history
Could this also work in other southern parts of Russia?
 
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Russia runs a similar program to re-settle the Far East offering 1 hectare of free land. What's 1 hectare of landf for a farmer? The other thing local officials through corrupt schemes obtained the best land available. People (non-farmers) are offered land with no roads, electricity . Easy access to kindergardens, schools, hospitals. The program is failure so far.


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The Russian Homestead Act is a 2016 proposal by Russian President Vladimir Putin to give 1 hectare, or 2.5 acres of free land in the Russian Far East to Russian citizens and foreign nationals as long as they live there for five years.

The program originally was mostly aimed at Ukrainian Citizens, and came about as a possible method of resettling about 500,000 refugees.[According to some observers, more Ukrainians will settle in Siberia than Russians themselves. While a small number of those opposed to the plan claimed that "the Chinese and Uzbeks will invade Siberia in hordes", very few if any at all, are expected to settle in the Far East, because China is more economically developed than most of Russia (much less the severely underdeveloped Far East) and most central Asians are unlikely to stay in Russia for more than a few years.

However, the plan only allows Russian Citizens to own the land. Foreigners can join the program, but cannot own the land until 5 years after they have immigrated to Russia- in order to dissuade drug traffickers from abusing the program. Consolidated groups (of 20 lots minimum) will also be provided with basic infrastructure. Despite restrictions on foreigners owning land, Old Believers from abroad have successfully applied in groups for farming space.
 
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AlpinLuke

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Oct 2011
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Is there any way to do this without forced deportations, though? I mean, the US certainly didn't require forced deportations for getting almost a quarter of its Non-Hispanic White population to live in either Florida or the Southwest.
There is a possibility we will see this happening in a not far future: the commercial relations between China and Russia are increasing more and more and well cold areas of Siberia are knowing a process of internal migration [btw, the climate of South Russia is in large part well cold ... it's central Asia, North of Tibet and Gobi ... then the area of the Altai, then the region of Novosibirsk ... Caspian and Black Sea offer something better, but winters are anyway not so comfortable].

Anyway at Moscow they are talking of the "Far East" and of a "Siberian Migration". But now there is an alive Chinese migration to that region ...
 
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sparky

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Jan 2017
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Ukraine was a no man's land peopled by Russians who developed their own characteristics
the cossacks settlements in the Kuban , Ural , seven rivers , Ussuri and even Kamchatka were historically the seeds of settlement
they had a role as pioneers upholding the empire control
when successful , as the urban population grew the Cossack nature of the society came under pressure
the old Sietch had trouble with the local citizen who saw Cossack as privileged few
 
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