The best minds of mankind thought about how the economy will develop in the future. They still have heated discussions on this topic today. At the beginning of the 20th century, Russian economists made very interesting proposals. Sergey Fedorovich Sharapov is one of them.
When it comes to the activities of an energetic and talented person, it can be difficult to determine his main activity. The figure of Sergei Fedorovich Sharapov seems to be very voluminous and multifaceted. In some sources of information, he is called a writer and publicist. Other experts speak of him as a political and military leader. Still others categorically classify him as one of the outstanding Russian economists. If you summarize all the maxims, then Sharapova can be called the ruler of the thoughts and feelings of those people who seek to understand what is happening in society and the state.
The future economist and politician was born on June 1, 1855 in a noble family. Parents at that time lived in the family estate Sosnovka in the territory of the Smolensk province. Until the age of twelve, the boy grew up and was brought up at home. With him was a tutor who taught him to read and write and arithmetic. In 1868, Sergei was sent to study at the Moscow military gymnasium. He graduated from high school with honors and entered the Nikolaev Engineering School, located in St. Petersburg. For family reasons, he did not complete his education, but received a specialty as a military engineer.
Political and social activities
When the Russo-Turkish War broke out, twenty-year-old volunteer Sharapov went to the Balkans. While abroad, Sergei Fedorovich carefully studies the peculiarities of farming. For this purpose he visits France and Germany. Returning to his native estate, Sharapov began to thoroughly engage in agricultural production. An active approach and creativity have borne worthy results. A military engineer invented a plow of a new design, and set up its production in specially created workshops.
For the sale of plows and other agricultural machinery, Sharapov established in 1901 the Moscow Joint Stock Company "Plowman". By this time, he had published a large number of articles on the agricultural topic. Among the publications are economic reviews, market analysis, advice and recommendations for the development of a peasant farmstead. The creativity of the economist and the agrarian is noticed and appreciated. In 1903, his famous plows and other agricultural implements received a gold medal at an exhibition in Argentina.
Recognition and privacy
It is difficult to overestimate the contribution of Sergei Sharapov to the study of the economic mechanism in agriculture. And in the current conditions, his theses and conclusions have not lost their relevance. The main work, entitled "The Paper Ruble", was written in 1895. Over the past ten years, the book has been reprinted several times.
Little is known about Sharapov's personal life. He lived his entire adult life in a legal marriage. Husband and wife, as is customary in Orthodox families, never quarreled. They have three sons. Sergei Fedorovich Sharapov died suddenly in 1911.