The value of the total land bank of the 20 largest Russian landowners has grown over the past year from 471.6 billion to 617.31 billion rubles, Forbes reports. According to the information provided, in total, the participants in the rating own 8.3 million hectares. This is approximately equal to the area of Austria (8.39 million hectares).
It is stated that the leader of the rating is the “Agrocomplex named after N. I. Tkachev” company owned by the family of the former Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Alexander Tkachev. The company owns 660 thousand hectares of land plots worth 88.6 billion rubles in the most expensive regions of the country (Adygea, the Rostov region, Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories). The “Agrocomplex” includes 60 enterprises engaged in crop production, feed production, meat and dairy cattle breeding, gardening, and processing of agricultural products. It is specified that the holding’s revenue in 2020 amounted to 106 billion rubles.
The second place was taken by Igor Khudokormov‘s “Prodimex” company which collectively owns 892.2 thousand hectares worth 65.1 billion rubles. The plots are located in the Voronezh, Tambov, Kursk, Lipetsk, Belgorod, and Penza regions, as well as in Krasnodar and Stavropol Teritories and Bashkortostan. The company is engaged in the cultivation of grains, legumes, and oilseeds. Its 16 factories produce 1.5 million tonnes of sugar per year. At the end of 2019, the group’s revenue amounted to 63.4 billion rubles.
The top three is closed by the “Miratorg” company owned by Alexander and Viktor Linnik. The company collectively owns 1,047 thousand hectares in the Belgorod, Kaliningrad, Tula, Bryansk, Oryol, Kaluga, Smolensk, and Kursk regions with a total value of 49.1 billion rubles. It is stated that “Miratorg” is the largest meat producer in Russia and is also engaged in crop and feed production. The company develops its ‘Burger & Fries’ restaurant chain and numerous brand stores.