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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Farmland for Sale?

(MT)-Private farmers may be able to buy land lots at former collective farms, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zaveryukha was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying Monday.

Zaveryukha said that the 11 million hectares leased by Russia's 26, 000 private farms were insufficient for efficient farming, and said farmers should be able to buy land from citizens who own small lots for gardening.

So far, these small lots are the only land that can be privately owned, but selling them is still illegal.