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The review is devoted to the analysis of the monograph of M.I. Rodnov which leaning on legislative materials, normative documents of the City Council of Ufa, office work materials, using the central and regional press (including advertizing) undertook reconstruction of process of automobilization of the provincial city of Ufa in the beginnings of the 20th century. This problem is considered by the author through a prism of acceleration of modernization processes in the Russian Empire.

In the monograph three stages of automobilization which introduced essential amendments in everyday life of city society and became the major factor influencing development of transport and formation of new infrastructure are allocated.

The scientific analysis of literature and complex of various sources, is supported with new conclusions and observations that gives to the book by M.I. Rodnov the status of a modern research of everyday life of the provincial city society which entered an era of automobilization.

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P. S. Kabytov

Samara National Research University

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7045-4310

Doctor of Historical Sciences, professor, Honored Worker of Science of the Russian Federation, head of the Department of Russian History


  1. Rodnov 2014 – Rodnov M.I. Avtomobil' na Yuzhnom Urale – k voprosu ob urovne modernizatsii rossiiskogo obshchestva v nachale XX veka [Car in South Ural – on the issue of the level of modernization of the Russian society at the beginning of the XX century]. In: Istoriya, universitet, istorik. Otv. red. V.L. Pinkevich, V.V. Morozan [History, university, historian. V.L. Pinkevich, V.V. Morozan (Eds.)]. SPb., 2014. Available at: [in Russian].
  2. Rodnov 2018 – Rodnov M.I. Pervye ufimskie avto [First Ufa cars]. Ufa: Alfa-Reklama, 2018. 200 р. Available at: [in Russian].

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