The collapse of the Soviet Union gave rise to a vast archipelago of unclaimed man-made objects and land in Russia and beyond. Thousands upon thousands of roads, bridges, water pipes, gas pipes, power grids, cemeteries, farmland, and more have passed from state hands to no one in the last 26 years. These assets aren’t just lying around. They’re being used.
Date: March 30th 2016
All signs pointed to the European Union’s sanctions on Russia being a positive move for the country’s small domestic farmers.
But two years on, farmers in Russia’s southern Krasnodar region are angry about what they say are illegal land grabs from big agricultural corporations.
Date: January 28th 2016
Rome - Russia's Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography (Rosreestr) and FAO have agreed to enhance their cooperation aimed at improving the governance of land tenure.