Strawberry and politics in Russia

Thu 02/07/2020 by Richard Wilkinson
Strawberry and politics in Russia

The season of strawberry has started in Moscow region, but it is still uncertain whether the consumers will enjoy local berries. As in often happens in Russia, political reasons might interfere the sales of strawberry in Moscow.

The authorities of Moscow region has not still issued the permission for Sovkhoz Lenina, one of the largest strawberry producers in Moscow region, to sales its crop. The head of the company, Pavel Grudinin, former President Elections candidate, stated to Echo Moskvy news agency that the reason might be the refuse of his party, KPRF, to support amendments to Russian Constitution.

Another assumption is the hostile takeover of the successful company. In either cases, it is the end consumers and the employees of the Sovkhoz who will have to pay…

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