Support The Moscow Times!

Now is the time to support independent reporting from Russia!

Contribute Today

Winter Crops Satisfactory

Winter crops are in “satisfactory” condition after the country’s farmers lost 37 percent of the summer harvest because of record drought and heat, Deputy Agriculture Minister Sergei Korolev said Tuesday.

About 10 percent of the crops will probably die, which is a “normal” level. Spring crop sowings will cover 30 million hectares, or 2 million more than initially planned.

(Bloomberg)

Read more

Russia media is under attack.

At least 10 independent media outlets have been blocked or closed down over their coverage of the war in Ukraine.

The Moscow Times needs your help more than ever as we cover this devastating invasion and its sweeping impacts on Russian society.