30 september 2011

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin meets with First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov

The topic of the meeting was how to help farmers sell this year’s grain harvest. Zubkov suggested extending the “exceptionally favourable rail tariff” that already existed in some sectors to grain exports from Siberia and the Kurgan Region as well as to soy and soy oil meal shipments from the Far East to central Russia. The prime minister endorsed this suggestion, while stressing that the domestic market should be the main point of reference.