Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 45

. Russia has only 300,000 ofthe 500,000 mechanical harvesters which it needs to bring inthis year’s crops, agricultural minister Aleksandr Nazarchuktold Interfax July 2. His comments came as the Duma preparedto debate the country’s food situation; most don’t believe Nazarchuk’s claims that this year’s harvest will be in the same range aslast year’s. Meanwhile, as new food tariffs which are expectedto send prices higher kicked in, Moscow city officials complainedthat the Russian government has not provided them with promisedfood aid, Interfax reported July 1.

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