In the XVII century signs of the begun process of initial accumulation – appearance of merchants, the owners of the large capital who sewed wealth by a nonequivalent exchange (dealers in salt, precious Siberian furs, Novgorod and Pskov flax) were designated.
Feudal lords, especially large, had many lackeys, sometimes on some hundreds of people. It are salesmen and servants for parcels, grooms and tailors, watchmen and shoemakers, hawkers, etc. To the end of the century there was a merge of servility to the peasantry.
Patrimonial manufactories had the most pronounced serf character. Ironworks, potashny, tanning, linen and other manufactories were created in an ancestral lands of boyars Morozov, Miloslavsky, Stroganov, etc. Here almost exclusively forced labor of serfs was applied.
In the XVII century trade in agricultural products that was connected with development of fertile lands of the South and East, emergence of a number of the trade areas which were not making the bread and growth of the cities considerably increased.
Feudal lords came into contact with the market where they marketed the products and craft products received on a quitrent more and more. Without being satisfied with a quitrent, they expanded own plowing and arranged own production of products.