In the spring of 1925 the fourteenth Bolshevist Party Congress passed two significant resolutions as regarded their peasant policy. On the one hand, they officially protected the Russian country districts from any more attempts aiming at the regulation of life there on something like right Bolshevist lines; now, instead, in the hope of pulling them up financially, all available means were to be taken to favour the development of something so anti-Bolshevist as a well-to-do peasant bourgeoisie. On the other hand, a reduction was made in their financial demands on the Russian peasant class; the taxation-total, to be taken from them, was diminished by a third, i.e. from 470 to 300 millions a year. The first item in the Bolshevists' agrarian policy, the eviction of the landowners, undeniably turned out indeed a complete success. Bolshevist peace with the peasant bourgeoisie was an accomplished fact. It had a sequel of a very original nature.