A new set of land laws, actually a full overhaul of the system of laws, has passed the first full reading of Parliament (yup, unlike Americans, our parliament actually has to read every word of the bill, TWICE, before the quorum of Parliament and not on the same day...so no blind voting for 10,000 page super bills) and is expected to pass the second with no issue. This drops the 47 year rent from the government and sets land ownership into perpetuity and as an inheritable asset, as well as the rights to utilize it as wanted and to the mineral rights below it. Further there is no land tax for private land ownership.
The British, since 2003 have led the way in immigrating to Russia to farm. British farms are chuck full of bureaucracy and control and tiny parcels, while in Russia, they have been able to work their farms without nearly the same level of government interference and in comparison to a 250 hectare British farm, there are average farms of 3,000 hectares.
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As Russia has jump started a mass drive to become a major exporter of prime beef, cowboys from the US midwest have also starting immigrating over, along with tens of thousands of heads of cattle, many of which would have perished in last year's and this years droughts.
As a country, Russia is rather more conservative, through no lack of counter effort by the Western liberals, gays and other subversive efforts. The country is primarily Orthodox Christian, with a 1,000 year tradition of Christianity. No, we are not looking to convert to one of the tens of thousands of US protestant denominations, sects or cults. What we do offer, is our own rich and humble faith, grown directly out of the very words and actions of the Apostles who under the guidance of Christ created the Orthodox Church. We offer a sanctuary from gay marriages, gay history months, orgy in the class rooms, no discipline do what you want environment of the modern US/UK.
For many reasons, all these groups should be viewing Russia. Of course, they should not be heading here to simply separate themselves from society but to integrate and lend themselves and their skills to building something bigger and better than what they left.