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Russian car factory gives farmland to devastated workers

After a western car maker left Russia over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, a Russian car factory is distributing farmland to workers facing devastation.

The Avtotor factory in the western part of Kaliningrad, Russia, has allocated 300 hectares (740 acres) of garden giveaways.

Avtotor said giving land so that workers could grow their produce would help factory staff in “difficult economic conditions.”

“The plot is fully prepared for the planting season,” the plant said. Said In a statement on Tuesday.

“We conducted a survey of factory staff in advance and created a list of people who would be happy to use this support.”

Avtotor publication On April 28th, it was announced that from May 1st, some of the 3,500 employees will be on three weeks of paid leave.

Founder Vladimir Putinvakov has his factory Triple drop Mass production on the assembly line after BMW and General Motors stopped production in Russia in early March. Korean car brands Hyundai and Kia, as well as China’s Nanjing Automobile, continue to work with factories despite problems with parts delivery.

The factory distributes 168 plots of 1,000 square meters of land to the village of Kolmogorovka near the Baltic Sea.

The rest of the land in the nearby village of Lubrino will be drawn by workers in May.

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2022/05/05/russian-car-factory-gives-farmland-to-furloughed-workers-a77588 Russian car factory gives farmland to devastated workers

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