- Aug 12, 2015
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Recent polls in the UK indicate almost 80% of Britons would renounce their citizenship in exchange for free land in Russia. Would you?
"Disillusioned by life in modern Britain, 78% of more than 22,000 respondents replied 'Yes! Bargain' to the question Would you move to Russia in exchange for free land?'”
The excitement came after it was revealed that President Putin is offering 2.5 acres of land for free to people willing to move to the country’s Siberian wilderness in a bid to boost the area’s economy.
As part of the deal, successful applicants would receive Russian citizenship and be able to sell, rent or give away the land only after five years.
Treated by some as a propaganda move, the fact is that this offer is being made to everyone – Russians and non-Russians. As RT reports: "Putin […] signed a law offering land plots of 1 hectare (2.5 acres) to Russians and naturalized citizens for free."