An expert of the Analytical Center Aleksey Grigoriev told TV Channel "1 TV" about the reasons for the desertification and related poor environmental conditions - from the uncontrolled cattle grazing to the climate change.
There is no owner of the windbreaks
Some other reasons named by the expert: prevailing importance of electricity production, vanishing of the forest belt which was attended, taken care of and tallied, and which was aimed at protecting territories against natural factors.
“Today with the land privatization it is even hard to come by an efficient owner of the cropland, not to mention the forest belt, which is unattended now. Thus the dessert will advance,” said the expert.