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    The creation of the so-called "green corridors" in Russia for agricultural products from Iran is aimed primarily at substituting sanctioned Turkish products, Russian Deputy Agriculture Minister Sergei Levin said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Levin announced the planning of "green corridors" for agricultural products from Iran in the Republic of Dagestan in March.

    "After the adoption by the Government of Russia of sanctions on the import of agricultural products from the Republic of Turkey, the country’s [Russia’s] Ministry of Agriculture is actively working on the replacement of these products, first of all, by goods from Iran. It is this, in the first place, that the order to create a ‘green corridor’ is linked to," Levin said as quoted by the press service of the head of Russia’s North Caucasus Republic of Dagestan.

    Relations between Moscow and Ankara deteriorated following the downing of a Russian Su-24 attack aircraft over Syria by a Turkish jet on November 24, 2015. In December, Russia introduced a set of economic measures against Turkey in response to the incident.

    Russia’s trade turnover with Iran amounts to $700-800 million.


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    • avatar
      What Russia should REALLY concentrate in.

      get your war heroes, and ex paid veterans lands!!!!

      Conscript is just a conscript, but those volunteers should get perks!!! Ask them what they want and suggest a farm ranch. Then send them to train. say they wish to grow pigs, cows, run a dairy farm, Chicken , and so on. Well get a big farm say 30 acres or more, and place all new inside. here turn key. Once they pay at least the fair price, in taxes, they could own it. And they can ONLY sell it back to Russia. To prevent the disgrace that the stooges did in Ukraine. They sold the black land to hedge funds for peanuts. Much what they trying to do in Russia. using a law firm that have the YUKO'S winners , getting RICH eventually. Actually, if they cannot end the YUKO'S mess , then get one firm that can do it.

      Will this end the foreign goods dependency? Doubt it. Russia will do well selling most of it produces and buying often way cheaper abroad. Will keep the circle going on.and Bus running.
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      The only way many Russians and Americans survived WWII was domestic farming.
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