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Farm Land Law of Russia

The recently passed Farm Land Bill in Russia, reverses the ban on land ownership and promises to usher in far-reaching changes in Russian agriculture. Yet to be truly effective, the measure needs to be accompanied by a series of wider reforms to ensure that not merely the land mafia as is feared, but the middle level and poorer peasants benefit.

Perils of Putin's Russia

Russian president Vladimir Putin faces the mind-boggling imperative of having to integrate Russia's economy with that of the world economy. At the same time, it involves a shedding of old mindsets and long-held notions of the Soviet economy. Russia now has to work towards a three-pronged approach - ensure its territorial integrity; create favourable conditions for economic recovery and growth and yet preserve the civil society and the rights and freedoms that all Russians have come to enjoy.
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