The transfer of the land to the peasants, the extirpation of the remnants of feudalism, the abolition of peasant debt-bondage, constitute the great historical achievement of the Russian Revolution. Seventy-five million hectares of land, which belonged to the Imperial Family, the revenue authorities, the great landowners and the Church, and a further 65 million hectares of large peasant properties, making a total of 140 million hectares of agricultural land, were transferred by the revolution to the hands of the working peasantry, according to official Soviet calculations.