As soon as he arrived in Orenburg, Russian President Vladimir Putin inspected a training farm of the Orenburg State Agrarian Institute. He was shown Russian- and foreign-made farming machines, learnt about their performances. In a conversation with the governors who accompanied him they told him of prices on cereals and farming equipment in use on Russian farmland. Putin was also shown unique breeds of pedigree livestock grown at the farm. After that the president also inspected a city bakery. Putin is accompanied by his envoy in the Volga federal district, Sergei Kirienko.
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