Minister of Ways and Communications (1891-1892)

Building railroads was the infrastructure for industrialization such as “Trans-Siberian railroad” and East Chinese railroad. This could also be compared with the “railway approach” to economical questions of the American model for example.

Implementation of the Witte’s system: “An extensive railroad construction had started which was meant to stimulate the development of heavy industry which, in turn, would create favorable conditions for the growth of light industry” (The Annals, The American Academy of Political and Social Science 1969)