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Afrikaner Leon du Toit, his son Johannes du Toit, Vladimir Poluboyarenko, aide to the Stavropol government, and Mikhail Baranov, general director of the ‘Rodina’ dairy farm, walk across the alfalfa fields in Kosyakovo, southeast of Moscow. Photo: The Washington Post

Why is Russia wooing South Africa’s white farmers?

The effort intersects with many issues. There is Russia’s declining population and worries about the influence of Islam on Russia’s borders. Add to that the unease among some white South African farmers as the country debates possible land redistribution to redress racial imbalances during apartheid.

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