• Manabu SuharaEmail author


For several years, agriculture has served an unparalleled role in Russia’s economy and has significantly shaped the course of its history. This chapter traces the history of agriculture in Russia from a statistical perspective to shed some light on this vital industry. We present extensive agricultural statistics during the period, from the latter half of the nineteenth century to the present time, and provide pertinent explanations on the Russian agriculture scenarios in each of the following three ages: Imperial, Soviet, and present-day Russia. The topics discussed here include an estimation of the agricultural production index for Imperial Russia, assessment of the reliability of the official Soviet agricultural statistics, and the problems of the contemporary Russian agriculture.


Russian agriculture Historical statistics Imperial Russia Soviet Union 


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  1. 1.College of EconomicsNihon UniversityTokyoJapan

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