What Sanctions? Russia's Agricultural Exports Booming, Expected To Hit $25B This Year -- Society's Child -
Farming production in Russia is booming. With record harvests during the past two years, the country's agricultural exports are bringing in tens of billions of dollars, according to President Vladimir Putin. "Last year, exports of agricultural products were $20 billion. This year, they will reach $25 billion," Putin said on Thursday during his annual Q&A session. He added: "We couldn't even imagine such figures earlier." Boosting competitiveness and improving infrastructure is key to increasing exports further, the Russian president said, promising the government's support.