Ministry of Agriculture (Russia)

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Ministry of Agriculture of Russia
Министерство сельского хозяйства Российской Федерации
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Agency overview
Jurisdiction Government of Russia
Headquarters Orlikov pereulok 1/11, Moscow
55°46′13.48″N 37°38′44.05″E / 55.7704111°N 37.6455694°E / 55.7704111; 37.6455694Coordinates: 55°46′13.48″N 37°38′44.05″E / 55.7704111°N 37.6455694°E / 55.7704111; 37.6455694
Minister responsible Nikolay Fyodorov
Child agency Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, Federal Fishery Agency
Website www.mcx.ru

The Russian Federation Ministry of Agriculture is the cabinet-level agency responsible for support of agricultural production, soil conservation, rural development, agricultural market regulation, and financial stabilization of the farm sector.[1]

In addition to being subdivided into functional departments, the ministry supervises the federal service for veterinary and phytosanitary surveillance.

Yelena Borisovna Skrynnik was the first female minister of agriculture in Russia, when she was minister from 2009 until 2012.[2] The current minister is Nikolai Fyodorov.

History[edit]

The first Imperial Russian ministry to deal with agricultural and rural issues was the Ministry of State Assets of the Russian Empire, formed in 1837. Successor ministries were:[3]

Ministry of Cultivation and State Property of the Russian Empire (1894–1905)
Main Directorate for Land Use and Cultivation of the Russian Empire (1905–1915)
Ministry of Cultivation of the Russian Empire (1915–1917)
Ministry of Cultivation of the Provisional Government of Russia (1917)
People's Commissariat of Cultivation of the RSFSR (1917–1931)
People's Commissariat of Cultivation of the USSR (1929–1946)
People's Commissariat of Grain and Livestock State Farms of the USSR (1932–1946)
People's Commissariat of Procurement of the USSR (1938–1946)
People's Commissariat of Industrial Crops of the USSR (1945–1946)
Ministry of Cultivation of the USSR (1946–1947)
Ministry of Procurement of the USSR (1946–1953, 1953–1956, 1969–1985)
Ministry of Industrial Crops of the USSR (1946–1947)
Ministry of Livestock of the USSR (1946–1947)
Ministry of Agriculture of the USSR (1947–1953)
Ministry of State Farms of the USSR (1947–1953, 1953–1957)
Ministry of Cotton of the USSR (1950–1953)
Ministry of Agriculture and Procurement of the USSR (1953)
Ministry of Agriculture of the USSR (1953–1985)
Ministry of Grain Products of the USSR (1956–1958, 1985–1989)
State Committee of the Council of Ministers of the USSR for Grain Products (1958–1961)
State Committee of Procurement of the Council of Ministers of the USSR (1961–1969)
Ministry of Fruit and Vegetables of the USSR (1980–1985)
State Agroindustrial Committee (Gosagroprom) (1985–1989)
Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the USSR (1991)
Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the RSFSR (1990–1991)
Ministry of Agriculture of the RSFSR (1991)
Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation (1991–1992, 1994)
Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Russian Federation (1992–1993, 1994–2000)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ State Program of the Ministry of Agriculture (in Russian)
  2. ^ Biography of Yelena Skrynnik (in Russian)
  3. ^ Volin, Шилов, Государственная власть

Bibliography[edit]

  • Volin, Lazar, Century of Russian Agriculture, From Alexander II to Khrushchev.
  • Шилов, Д. Н. Государственные деятели Российской империи 1802—1917. С.-Петербург, 2002.
  • Государственная власть СССР. Высшие органы власти и управления и их руководители. 1923—1991 гг. Москва, 1999.

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