MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The document, dubbed the "Russian Homestead Act" in the local media, was published on the government’s legal information website. The project will be enacted in several phases starting June 2016.
Камбальное озеро, Камчатка, Россия. pic.twitter.com/UDt6ayePM3— Удивительный мир (@puppenhausclub) 23 April 2016
Parcels of land will be up for grabs in the regions of Yakutia, Kamchatka, Primorye, Khabarovsk, Amur, Magadan, Sakhalin, as well as in the Jewish and Chukotka autonomous regions.
Озеро Джека Лондона, Дальний Восток pic.twitter.com/Ll0TFQbP9e— Semyon Shumikhin (@cemen_nk) 8 April 2016
Far East residents will be the first in line, with citizens from other Russian regions eligible to claim free land starting from February 2017.
Land will be given for five years to anyone who is willing to work it or start any sort of business there.
The deal will be converted to a lease or ownership rights after the initial period is over – or voided if the land has not been used.