It should be noted though that agriculture has been one of the success stories of post-Soviet Russia, even if the country probably still has much potential for futher growth. For many years it has been one of the fastest growing sector of the economy. Just few years ago it became the world's largest wheat exporter. I think this shows also that agriculture is one of the areas where producing growth might be easier than some other sectors, though it would mean significant changes to ownership and management structures of Soviet farms. Agrciultural exports then could help them to get hard currency and provide funds to develop other economic sectors. In the case of modern Russia, it seems that further they get away from the old Soviet model, more they are able to produce, and that old legacy seems to be one of the main hindrances or growth even now.Hypothetically, I would first focus on agriculture. Food shortages was what caused the most discontent. Russia is the 13th largest food exporter today. That’s pathetic. There’s no reason they can’t be the second largest exporter after the US.