1740s 1867 hereditary nobility 7.5 1.5Begstvo was old, the most common way of expressing dissatisfaction with the situation. Equally old was the direct resistance of the landlords and the authorities. Riots break out in different areas and easily suppressed by local authorities, although from time to time the governors and governors are forced to seek military aid. The fugitive peasants gather in predatory gangs that impunity strolling along the three major rivers: the Volga, Oka, Kama, they rob and burn the landowners and merchants in the central areas of the country, on the main roads, near Moscow, in Murom forests in Siberia. Police reports have noted a link between the peasant revolts and robbers.