No. 64: Land Reform
Author(s): Stephen Wegren, Andre Khakhalin, William Pyle
Editor(s): Matthias Neumann, Robert Orttung, Jeronim Perovic, 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: 2009
This issue includes an article on Russia's incomplete land reform, an analysis of its enterprise land reform and tables and diagrams on Russian land purchases. The authors show that Russia's contemporary land reform remains incomplete because very little actual land was distributed to private individuals. The Medvedev government is faced with having to correct the shortcomings of previous land reform policies. Further, the authors argue that the irresolution of enterprise land reform likely imposes a serious economic burden on the country. This, however, might be alleviated by giving firms a stronger financial incentive to convert their land rights.