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Russia: Putin wishes Russia a happy Agriculture and Processing Industry Workers' Day02:42

Russia: Putin wishes Russia a happy Agriculture and Processing Industry Workers' Day

Russian Federation, Moscow
October 9, 2016 at 08:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the workers of Russia's agro-industrial sector on their professional day in Moscow on Sunday.

The Russian leader thanked workers in this area for their "constructive and intensive labour, for the rich and bountiful harvest" as well as the sector’s "excellent results that Russia is proud of." He also stated that the agro-industrial area was "one of the drivers of national economic development" while Russia "is in the lead in grain exports."

Speaking about the forecasts for this year’s harvest, Putin pointed out that the country was "expecting the biggest grain harvest in the history of modern Russia – about 115 million tonnes." He also expressed his belief that workers had "the potential to turn Russia into one of the world's largest food producers," adding that "the main thing is to consistently work towards the set goal."

On September 27 Vladimir Putin held a meeting with Russia's Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev where the president was briefed about the promising prospects of grain harvest in 2016. Russia's Agriculture and Processing Industry Workers' Day has been traditionally celebrated on the second Sunday of October since 1999.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the workers of Russia's agro-industrial sector on their professional day in Moscow on Sunday.

The Russian leader thanked workers in this area for their "constructive and intensive labour, for the rich and bountiful harvest" as well as the sector’s "excellent results that Russia is proud of." He also stated that the agro-industrial area was "one of the drivers of national economic development" while Russia "is in the lead in grain exports."

Speaking about the forecasts for this year’s harvest, Putin pointed out that the country was "expecting the biggest grain harvest in the history of modern Russia – about 115 million tonnes." He also expressed his belief that workers had "the potential to turn Russia into one of the world's largest food producers," adding that "the main thing is to consistently work towards the set goal."

On September 27 Vladimir Putin held a meeting with Russia's Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev where the president was briefed about the promising prospects of grain harvest in 2016. Russia's Agriculture and Processing Industry Workers' Day has been traditionally celebrated on the second Sunday of October since 1999.

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