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Free land program gathers pace in Russia's Far East

  • 15 Sep 10:27

Free land program gathers pace in Russia's Far East More than 6,000 people have taken advantage of a new government initiative to help develop the economy in Russia's Far East by applying for a free hectare of land in region, according to Far East Development Deputy Minister Kirill Stepanov. According to Stepanov, who made the announcement at the Eastern Economic Forum in Russia’s Pacific city of Vladivostok in early September, over 120 plots of land have already been transferred for use, and residents will receive another 250 plots in the near future. "The law gives people a new degree of freedom," said Stepanov. "It is important that it has straightened all the bureaucratic corridors. A. Read more...