What Rising Prices Reveal About the Russian Grain Market

The Kremlin must strike a balance between supplying overseas customers and feeding its own people.

Last May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published a rather optimistic forecast for the 2021 grain harvest in Russia. It stated that Russia would produce 126.5 million tons of grain, including 85 million tons of wheat and 41.5 million tons of feed grain. But in its August survey, the USDA significantly lowered the forecast, with […]

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Ekaterina Zolotova is an analyst for Geopolitical Futures. Prior to Geopolitical Futures, Ms. Zolotova participated in several research projects devoted to problems and prospects of Russia’s integration into the world economy. Ms. Zolotova has a specialist degree in international economic relations from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. In addition, Ms. Zolotova studied international trade and international integration processes. Her thesis was on features of economic development of Venezuela. She speaks native Russian and is fluent in English.