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ORYOL, February 26. /TASS/. Crisis conditions and sanctions have triggered a substantial growth spurt in Russia’s agriculture, Yegor Stroyev, Honorary Chairman of the Federation Council who was governor of Oryol Region from 1993 to 2009 and the speaker of Russia’s Federation Council from 1996 to 2001, said in an interview with TASS.
"Agriculture has spurted thanks to the crisis and sanctions. We only hope it lasts as long as possible," he said, adding that Russia can provide food to neighboring countries as well.
According to Stroyev, the country that has always needed 5.5 mln tonnes of sugar and whose sugar production has never exceeded 2 mln tonnes, is able to double production and export sugar now.