Svetlana Maksimova: It's hard to be a farmer...


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Svetlana Maksimova, a female farmer, started her farm in 1997 several years after collapse of Soviet Union when Russia was going through economic and political turmoil. Despite lots of challenges she went on to form the farmers' association in her region, and she was elected a deputy for the State Duma and is now advocating for smallholders at the national level.

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