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Old Believers from Uruguay Took Dairy Farming in the Amur Region - EastRussia | Far East






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Old Believers from Uruguay engaged in dairy farming in the Amur Region

Almost three dozen Old Believers who moved to the Amur Region from South America began developing dairy farming, producing cheeses, butter, and other milk products, and selling it to local residents, the press service of the regional government reported on the results of the visit to Governor Alexander Kozlov's visit to Svobodnensky district.

"We reached an agreement on developing a joint plan for providing support to the Old Believers who moved to the Amur Region. There is also a need to take a decision regarding the Old Believers who are ready to move to the Amur Region, "the press service quotes the governor. It is reported that in the settlement the Old Believers have already built three houses, they are building two more, in the household of the community there are nine heads of cattle. They have already applied for agricultural grants. The head of Priamurye gave the community five more cows. The settlers asked the head of the region for assistance in the construction of housing, supplying electricity and laying roads to new settlements. The joint action plan for these areas is planned to be developed by 10 July.

Now at the disposal of the Old Believers more than 1 thousand hectares, of which 8 hectares are “Far Eastern hectares”. In the future, settlers want to issue more 11 ha for family members. Currently, there are five families in the Old Believers community - 27 people in total. According to the administration of the city of Svobodny, three more families from South America confirmed their intention to move to the Amur region.