Boris Akimov, Russia's leading locavore, now runs an inn and restaurant in a village and hopes his country might find redemption in farming, foraging and, especially, homemade food.
Akimov said the 2014 Russian embargo on Western food imports and state support for farmers helped foster the farm-to-table industry.
Akimov’s dream for a better Russian future lies not in politics, protest or struggle, but in an idealistic and perhaps vain hope that people will follow his example, setting up farms, businesses or schools in rural regions, sacrificing materialistic values, and enriching local communities.
Author / Journalist: Robyn Dixon
Category: World Nation Politics
Topics: Russians Restaurant Small People Akimov Village Russian Food Moscow Farm Knyazhevo
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Article Type: News Report
News Source URL: washingtonpost.com
Readership Location: United States
Published Date: 2023-05-25, 05:00:10
News Timezone: GMT -5:00
Original Article Length: 1452 words
Reading Duration: 9 minutes read
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News ID: 1387839