Virgin Lands Campaign: How the USSR tried to counter food shortages - Russia Beyond - The virgin lands program
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The Virgin Lands campaign was Nikita Khrushchev's plan to dramatically boost the Soviet Union's agricultural production in order to alleviate the food. Nikita Khrushchev came from a farm family in the Ukraine. His father left the farming area to work in a mine and Nikita joined the mining workforce as a metal.