Articles by Sergei Stefanishin

Amendments to Law on Agricultural Lands: Investor's Perspective

  • 06 April 11
  • Ernst & Young Moscow
All land in Russia is divided into seven categories, according to its designated purpose and the limitations of its use. According to statistics, as of Jan. 1, 2010, agricultural land is the second-biggest category with 23.4 percent of the total area of land in Russia, the first being forest land with 64.8 percent. The same statistics show that land suitable for commercial construction (industrial land and settlements) makes up only 2.2 percent of the total area of land.