Why Russian families are getting free land in the Far East.
News that the first families to have received their free homesteads in Russia’s Amur region, tells of a program that aims at developing the Far East going forward. 3 families are now all set to become the first of many to settle in the Arkharinsky district, which borders China.
According to the initial reports from Interfax, two more applications are being processed as well, one of which is a collective application for 3 more familes who want to set up beekeeping activities. For those unfamiliar, the Arkharinsky district is located at the junction of the border with China and with Russia’s Jewish Autonomous Region. The district is crossed by the Trans-Siberian railroad and the Chita-Khabarovsk federal highway, and possesses roughly 50,000 hectares of agricultural land and 500,000 hectares of forest. The local ministry in charge of land told reporters some 20 more people have shown an interest in the plots so far . . .
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