Russia's Agriculture

In the second part of a week-long series on current conditions in Russia, NPR's Anne Garrels reports on the fundamental problems in Russian agriculture. When the Soviet Union collapsed at the beginning of the 1990's so did Russia's farm economy. Agricultural production has declined by 50 percent since then, and Russia is now importing about 40 percent of its food. This series is reported in conjunction with the PBS program, "Frontline."



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