A group of white farmers travelled to Russia recently to consider taking their money and escaping farm murders and land expropriation without compensation.
Russia, relatively underpopulated for its size, is allegedly considering taking the farmers in an effort to boost the country’s agriculture.
The country, currently host to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, said it will be welcoming first 30 families before the rest could follow. According to a Russian news channel, this will be done to allow the families to establish themselves.
The white farmers delegation arrived at Russia’s administrative centre, Stavropol with a proposal to open a migration channel.
Footage on the channel shows white farmers been warmly received. It was then reported that the farmers were from South Africa’s “Orange Free State” – a colonial name for what is now Free State.
Farmer Adi Siebus said that the move was a matter of life and death, with the ongoing killing of farmers and criminal attacks in the country. He further alleged that South African politicians have been instigating violence and hatred.
They said Stavropol has a great climate for farming and each family is said to be willing to bring at least R1.4 million ($100,000) with them to lease land in Russia and kickstart their farming efforts.
Source: The Citizen