Category Archives: Economics

Russia Offers a Hectare Of Land To Returnees – Part IV

Dear Readers: Today concluding this interesting story about the Russian Free Hectare program.  We have met some very nice people, including pioneer settler Andrei Yermolitsky and his family.  The Russian families moving to the Russian Far East from places like … Continue reading

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Russia Offers a Hectare Of Land To Returnees – Part III

Dear Readers: Continuing my review of this piece by reporters Oleg Isaichenko and Mikhail Moshkin.  As we learned, any Russian citizen (and even some non-citizens, in certain cases) can receive one free hectare of land if they are willing to … Continue reading

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Russia Offers a Hectare Of Land To Returnees – Part II

Dear Readers: Continuing to review this piece by investigative reporters Oleg Isaichenko and Mikhail Moshkin.  And here is more info on the original law, passed in 2016, called the “Far Eastern Hectare” program.  Note that the original law was not … Continue reading

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Russia Offers a Hectare Of Land To Returnees – Part I

Dear Readers: I have this piece by Oleg Isaichenko and Mikhail Moshkin.  The article is about a Russian government program to resettle Russians from outside Russia to the Far East, primarily the province of Primorye.  Which is the farthest East … Continue reading

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Medvedev: 19 Million Russian Citizens Live In Poverty

“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” (Leo Tolstoy, the very first line of Anna Karenina.) Dear Readers: Just a quickie today, this piece from RIA.  The headline pretty much says it all.  … Continue reading

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Did Maduro and Rosneft Outsmart Trump?

Dear Readers: Today I have this piece from Infox.ru.  I am not very familiar with this site, looks to be a Russian business newspaper.  The headline reads: Maduro and Rosneft Outsmarted Trump Rosneft is, of course the Russian Oil Company … Continue reading

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Maduro: Trump Gave the Order To Kill Me! – Part VI

Dear Readers: Today finishing my translation of this interview from RIA Novosti in which Nicolás Maduro, the President of Venezuela speaks with Russian journalist Dmitry Znamensky.  As I mentioned before, the interview is in Russian, and I don’t have the … Continue reading

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