Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 106

Russia’s drought-hit 1995 grain harvest will be the lowest in three decades but the state has no cash to pay for imports, Agriculture Minister Alexander Nazarchuk said on Tuesday. While visiting Ottawa, Russia’s top agriculture official said drought losses probably meant Russia would have to import wheat to make up for shortages. The European Community is not a likely source. On Wednesday, Farm Commissioner Franz Fischler said the EU had only limited ability to meet Russian grain buying needs.

Kazakhstan Begins Cabinet Reshuffle.