Summary: You don't see fields of grain and columns of collectivist combines glorified on the evening news in Russia anymore. And little is heard about the plight of the country's new private farmer class. Which is why, on the occassion of this year's fall harvest, we sent Yelena Utenkova out into the fields. She returned with a story of the modern farm in Russia, against the backdrop of a tumultuous history.
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