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more potato farmers in Russia

Posted by: borg on October 06, 1999 at 15:52:56:

In Reply to: Russian Gardening Tips posted by Samuel Day Fassbinder on October 04, 1999 at 10:48:37:

: I remember reading, while doing research on the subject of "Russian crime," that the Russians have always kept themselves alive through private gardens, and that after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Russian economy shrank in many places in Russia to cultivation and production within these private gardens. I thought to myself, "Citizens for Potatoes" comes to the rescue where nothing else can do the job!

: Well, the name of the thread WAS "Soviet Gardening Tips" ...

And I remember reading about a Russian miner, who hadn't been
paid in a long time, selling his potatoes and making more
money than what he used to make as a miner.

The article went on to say there were more potato farmers
in Russia than any other country in the world.

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