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According to allcountrylist, the economic sectors of Russia are broadly divided into four main categories: industry, agriculture, services, and construction. Industry is the largest sector in Russia and is responsible for roughly 40% of the country’s GDP. It includes manufacturing, mining, and energy production. Agriculture is the second largest sector in Russia and accounts for about 6-7% of the country’s GDP. It includes crop production, livestock breeding and forestry. Services are the third largest sector in Russia and account for roughly 45-50% of its GDP. This sector includes financial services, retail trade, transportation and communication services, public administration services as well as health care and education services. Lastly, construction is the fourth largest sector in Russia accounting for around 5-6% of its GDP. This sector includes building activities related to residential housing, nonresidential buildings such as office buildings or hospitals as well as infrastructure activities such as bridges or highways. In terms of economic growth over the last decade or so, Russia has experienced a period of steady growth since 2013 with real GDP increasing by an average rate of 1.5-2%. This has been driven mainly by strong performance in industry which has grown at a rate of 2-3%, while agriculture has grown at a slightly slower rate of 0.5-1%. Services have also seen positive growth with a rate between 1-2%, while construction has been relatively stagnant due to weak demand from both domestic and foreign sources. Overall, these sectors have contributed positively to Russia’s economy with strong performance in industry being particularly important for driving economic growth over this period. Russian agriculture has a long and varied history that dates back to the early days of the Russian Empire. During this period, much of the land was owned by aristocratic landowners who held it in exchange for labor or military service from peasant farmers. These peasants mainly grew crops such as wheat, rye, barley and oats as well as raising animals such as sheep, goats and cattle for meat and dairy products. The Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 brought about a radical transformation of the Russian agricultural sector. The state took control of agricultural land and introduced collective farms which were managed by committees of local peasants who shared the work on a voluntary basis. This system was designed to increase productivity and reduce inequality in rural areas but ultimately proved unsuccessful due to low incentives for hard work and poor management. After World War II there was a renewed focus on modernizing Russian agriculture with the introduction of mechanized equipment and improved irrigation systems. This allowed farmers to increase their yields significantly but much of this increased production went towards feeding Soviet troops stationed abroad or providing food aid to other socialist countries. Despite these advances, large-scale state-run farms were still dominant with small-scale family farms producing mainly for local markets rather than export markets. In recent years Russia has seen an increased focus on sustainable agricultural practices such as organic farming and agroforestry which aim to reduce soil erosion, conserve water resources and improve biodiversity in rural areas. In addition, there has been an effort towards diversification with farmers growing a range of different crops in order to reduce risk from price fluctuations or crop failure due to disease or pests. Despite these advances Russian agriculture still faces challenges from climate change, soil degradation and inadequate infrastructure which limit productivity in many areas. See smber for Russia Agriculture and Fishing.

Russia Old History

Russia is an independent nation in Eastern Europe. With the capital city of Moscow, Russia 2020 population is estimated at 145,934,473 according to countryaah. The first state formation in what later became Russian territory occurred in the 11th century BC in Central Asia, the Caucasus and the Black Sea. In the 850s AD, the eastern… Read More »

Yalta, Crimea (Russia)

Yalta and more than 30 settlements adjacent to it (Gurzuf, Nikita, Massandra, Livadia, Gaspra, Koreiz, Miskhor, Alupka, Simeiz, Foros and others) form a single resort area called Big Yalta. Wooded mountains stand like an amphitheater in the background of Big Yalta. The mountain range protects the city from cold northern winds, which contributes to the formation… Read More »

All About Russia Country

Brief information For poets and writers, Russia is a huge country with birches and endless steppes. The famous poet Alexander Pushkin argued that Russia “cannot be understood with the mind.” Perhaps, in order to “understand” Russia, you need to visit it. Tourists will see beautiful nature in Russia, numerous churches and monasteries, fortresses, unique sights,… Read More »

Russia Between 1999 and 2008 Part III

The pragmatism shown by Putin in domestic politics was accompanied by a strong realism in foreign policy, more commensurate with the possibilities and limits of Russia. Putin followed the compass of national interests in a much more linear way than his predecessor and, in particular, established strong economic and commercial relations with the European Union,… Read More »

Russia Between 1999 and 2008 Part II

The centralizing action of the president was able to assert itself thanks to the largely shapeless character of the political system. The post-Soviet parties constituted a weak constellation in identity, political culture and social roots. The December 1999 Duma elections changed the parliamentary majority in favor of the pro-presidential forces, but did not herald a… Read More »

Russia Between 1999 and 2008 Part I

In the second decade after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the post-Soviet Republic had definitively turned its back on the Communist past. Its transformation had taken place without a genuine revolution and a replacement of the ruling classes, but it nevertheless appeared irreversible. There had been a decisive shift to the market economy and… Read More »

Russian Cinema Before the Revolution Part III

According to allcountrylist, the outbreak of the First World War paradoxically had a positive impact on Russian cinema; the brake imposed on the importation of foreign films by the closing of the borders gave a new impetus to the national industry, which resulted in hundreds of war newsreels produced by new production companies. Many small… Read More »

Russian Cinema Before the Revolution Part II

According to topschoolsintheusa, the first interesting discussions on cinema by writers and artists of various disciplines, and the birth of the first cinematographic theories, also date back to this period. The idea of ​​cinema as a potential new art of the twentieth century aroused indignation or enthusiasm, especially among those who worked for a radical… Read More »

Russian Cinema Before the Revolution Part I

After a decade of imported and broadcast films as low-cost entertainment, Russian audiences began to demand new thrills from the cinema. In the autumn of 1907, the ambitious photographer Aleksandr O. Drankov organized the first Russian film studio that dared to compete with foreign operators, starting the second period in the history of pre-revolutionary Russian… Read More »

Russia Between 1949 and 1959 Part III

In the decade 1948-1958, fishing also increased its output, which is of fundamental importance for the population’s nutrition, as it is practiced not only in the sea, but also in the many inland waters, rivers and lakes, the surface of which has in recent years, its extent has increased considerably. The fish collected from the… Read More »

Russia Between 1949 and 1959 Part II

The main post-war achievements in the north-east area can be summarized as follows: a) great effort to enhance the wood industry (which has tripled its production in recent years), especially to supply the destroyed cities with construction timber from the war in the west of the country; b) development of coal mining (mainly used by Leningrad industries); c)… Read More »

Russia Between 1949 and 1959 Part I

According to timedictionary, the Russian Soviet Socialist Federal Republic (RSFSR), which is by far the largest and most important of the 15 republics of the Soviet Union, spans both Europe and Asia. From the administrative point of view it is currently divided into 49 provinces (oblasts), 6 territories (krai) and 16 autonomous republics, 5 autonomous… Read More »

Russia History – Peter the Great and His Reforms Part II

According to themeparktour, the enormous expenses caused by the war forced Pietro to increase the taxes; salt and several other widely consumed goods were declared a state monopoly. On the other hand, Peter ordered the construction of roads and canals and gave a strong increase to the industry by lowering the duties on raw materials… Read More »

Russia Arts and Music Part II

To the group of the Five, which had – thanks to a bit of everyone – affirmed important Russian values ​​in European music, destined not only to survive, but also to exert an influence on other national schools, it can be said that two musicians were opposed: Anton Rubinstein and Petr Tchaikovsky, whose musical thinking… Read More »

Russia Arts and Music Part I

Despite the persecutions of the Orthodox Church against profane music, music was already involved in the court of the Tsars in very distant times. Thus Ivan III had foreign musicians come to Moscow. In the century XVI English ambassadors brought some clavichords and organs to Tsar Fedor Ivanovich, which aroused astonishment at court. At the… Read More »

Russia Architecture Part II

To this only the art of the Upper Volga province remained more faithful, opposing more resistance to the influences of Western art (to Jaroslavl ′, Rostov, Romanovo-Borisoglebsk, Uglič, etc.). As for architecture, it is largely the transposition into stone of the forms of national wooden architecture, which underwent all the aforementioned influences with which it… Read More »

Russia Architecture Part I

The history of Russian architecture is not only that of the evolution and adaptation of architectural forms of foreign origin on the soil of Greater Russia. A national base, a mentality and a sui generis imagination, transform and unite the different elements into a homogeneous whole. With a rare force of assimilation, Russian art absorbs… Read More »

Russia World War I and Revolution Part II

Kerensky had been at the head of the July anti-Bolshevik repression; Feeling that the position of the Bolsheviks was weakened, that the right – however momentarily hardened – could have no hope in the near future, he placed himself at the head of a new ministerial grouping, which, according to his words, was intended to… Read More »

Russia World War I and Revolution Part I

The world war had the effect of creating a sudden atmosphere of sacred union. All political parties, with the exception of the Bolsheviks, were determined to carry out the struggle against “Germanic imperialism” to the end; but on the aims of the war, on the way to conduct it, on the way to behave in… Read More »

Russia Economy in the Early 1990’s Part 2

As regards the economic action of the government aimed at dealing with the joint impact of inflation and contraction of production activity, it is above all the monetary sphere that has been affected, since the problem of transforming the balance sheet is a priority on the fiscal side. state and the containment of the consequent… Read More »

Russia Economy in the Early 1990’s Part 1

The evolution of the economy and economic policy of the Russia is deeply intertwined with the international, regional and internal political events that have marked the recent history of the country. On the international level, the dissolution of the USSR and the insertion of the Russia in the international political community imply, at least in… Read More »

Russia Arts and Dance

ARTS The first years of the century. XIX saw Russian architecture linger in the neoclassical tradition, accompanied by a great attention to the urban insertion of public buildings in the context of the city. Major achievement of the period was the Cathedral of the Virgin of Kazan in St. Petersburg, by AN Voronihin, 1801-11. The… Read More »

Russia Traditions

The variety of the territory and the multiplicity of peoples make the country very rich in popular traditions, often expressed in songs and dances evoked by folkloric ensembles that in the Soviet period were of the state and known all over the world. With the birth of the Russian Federation, the economic problems of the… Read More »

Putin’s Russia Part I

Today’s media coverage is marked by the story of a self-assertive and aggressive Russia. The contrast is great to the weak and shaky country Russia appeared as at the beginning of the 2000s when today’s strong man in Russian politics, Vladimir Putin first came to power. Russia’s history has since been, for better or worse,… Read More »

Putin’s Russia Part II

4: Between partnership and self-assertion The last year has been marked by a historically bad relationship with the West. However, Putin began his reign with an outstretched hand . Yeltsin had been able to draw on international recognition for his role in the dismantling of the Soviet Union. Putin had to rely on Russia’s severely… Read More »

Putin’s Russia Part III

So far there has been a lot of talk about modernization, but few concrete results. The heyday of the 2000s became a sleeping pad . In recent years, the government has prioritized economic and social stability over necessary but unpopular reforms. Most agree that reforms are required, but in the current situation with both economic… Read More »

Norway and Russia Part I

Are we heading for a new Cold War? What is behind the more powerful Russian foreign policy? How is the relationship between Norway and Russia? 2: History Ever since Norway became independent in 1905, relations with its great neighbor to the east have played an important role in Norwegian foreign and security policy. Today, Russia… Read More »