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Аграрная политика России

Agriculture policy has, since the fall of the Soviet Union, arguably never been as important in Russian life as today. Having taken the path of import substitution, Russian took upon itself the very complex challenge of providing food products for the population with predominantly national production. And yet the agricultural sector is an extremely and notoriously inertial part of the economy. The successes in this sector have resulted from longstanding, gradual efforts. The fundamental problem of Russian agricultural policy is inconsistency and excessive dependence on high politics, as driven by geopolitical collisions and by transformations in Russia’s internal development model. Let us review the evolution of Russian agricultural policy from the radical-liberal project of the 1990s to the return to state patronage and active support of the agricultural sphere today.