|"Rodovoe pomestie" - 1 hectare of land (2.5 acres) which is handed down to the next generations of your family, into perpetuity. The land is never to be sold.|
In English, we often call our family estate or "kin's domain" our "space of love". In Russian it is called "rodovoe pomestie" which means, "the place of my eternal family line". This is an area of land 10,000 metres square (1 hectare or 2.5 acres).
From the Russian government's point of view, the Free Land legislation is an economic stimulus package to revive and reinvigorate the lands that people have been retreating from in the millions, particularly since Stalin's death in March 1953. Perestroika (1985-1991) also brought a heavy load of problems to the Far East region - the opposite of what was intended.