09 October 2011, Sunday, 13:23

Today is the Day of Agriculture and Processing Industry Workers

author: Galya Nabieva

The official Russian holiday – the Day of Agriculture and Processing Industry Workers is celebrated on the second Sunday of October and this date was established by the presidential decree in 1999.

Thousands grain-growers and cattle-breeders, farmers and scientists and all specialists of Russian agricultural complex and processing industry celebrate this holiday. Their contribution to strengthening of one of the key branches of economics and to provision of Russian citizens with foods can hardly be overestimated.

The Chairman of the Russian Government Vladimir Putin congratulated all Russian  agrarians with their professional festival. He mentioned that development of the country and the rise of quality of people's life in many respects depends upon stable work of agriculture.

“For the last years Russian agricultural complex achieved substantial results – production of the main foods goes up and big investment projects are found under development” — Vladimir Putin underscored — “Today we have to make these positive tendencies stable, directing the efforts of state and business to qualitative modernization of Russian agricultural complex, making it a high-tech, competitive branch of the national economics. And, certainly, improvement of social infrastructure in the countryside, erection of modern housing and opening of new workplaces remain the key priorities of our social policy”.