"Land use System in Russia: History and Contemporary"

Shkarubo, Sergey Nikolaevich


Land relations are traditionally considered one of the most significant and complex in the legal system of the state. They also hold a special place in the history of the Russian state. In modern Russia, the agrarian question is connected with the fate of not only 40 million people working in agriculture, but also 44 million citizens who are somehow involved in the sphere of land relations, as well as the entire political and economic situation in the country. Despite a significant number of attempts to reform land relations, Russia is still one of the countries where the agricultural sector has not been properly reformed. This is manifested, first of all, in the backwardness of agricultural production, food dependence on other States, the lack of means of mechanization, communication, transport, and other negative factors. All this leads to the conclusion that the land problem in Russia has not yet been solved. In this situation, it is important to understand the centuries-old experience of the past, the entire complex and contradictory complex of both objective foundations for the functioning of land relations and the specific conditions for their development in the reformed economy of Russia. At the same time, the reform of land relations is largely influenced by the historical process of their formation, development, features of the state structure and management, as well as national and cultural traditions.

Keywords: land, man, nature, slavs, plow.

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Shkarubo, Sergey Nikolaevich "Land use System in Russia: History and Contemporary" Agrarian History, Number 1, 2020 P. 14 - 20.