I have managed to communicate with some of the graduates of the Zaokski Agriculture College, and learned some amazing things about the Mittleider Method in the Russian Commonwealth countries.
There is an article posted in the Files section of the MittleiderMethodGardening@yahoogroups.com Group website – called Russianreport.doc.
Most all of the graduates of the Mittleider Agriculture Training Course are the envy of their communities. Many of them are
now highly successful commercial growers; some are even teaching agriculture in colleges and universities; some have TV programs; some have newspaper columns; and many of them continue to give gardening seminars themselves – with attendance sometimes in the thousands!
According to the responses I received it appears that the Mittleider Method of gardening is the most productive and popular method of family gardening in many regions of those countries.