Agriculture in the Central Zone and the North-West Zone of the Russian Federation, the Baltic States and Belorussia

  • Martin McCauley
Part of the Studies in Russian and East European History book series (SREEHS)


Besides his favoured crops, Khrushchev also had his favoured areas. The virgin lands were always clamouring for priority and such was the prestige connected with their progress that it was difficult for Khrushchev to resist the temptation to favour their claims on the resources available. If some areas received more, others had to receive less. The areas which suffered most were the central zone and the North-West of the Russian Federation, the Baltic states and Belorussia.


Sugar Beet Central Zone Baltic State Fodder Crop Virgin Land 
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    Naum Jasny, ‘The Failure of the Soviet Animal Industry—I’, Soviet Studies, vol. XV (1963–4) p. 214.Google Scholar

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