No. 52: Russian Agriculture, Rural Social Issues
Author(s): Stephen Wegren, David O'Brien, Valeriy Patsiorkovskiy
Editor(s): Jeronim Perovic, Robert Orttung, Matthias Neumann, Heiko Pleines, Hans-Henning Schröder
Series: Russian Analytical Digest (RAD)
Publisher(s): Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich; Research Centre for East European Studies, University of Bremen
Publication Year: 2008
This issue of the Russian Analytical Digest addresses the economic and social condition of Russia's countryside. It examines the development of agricultural production since the collapse of the USSR in 1991, discussing the perception of endangered food security. Subsequently, it presents the findings of a survey on the material and psychological state of Russia's rural households. The paper argues that Russia is likely to remain a heavy importer of the food it consumes.