Russia lost from 1.3 to 1.5 billion dollars because of duties on grain supplies to Turkey, imposed in response to a ban on the import of Turkish tomatoes into Russia.
Last month Consumer Protection Association “Public Control” received complaints from 34 Russian regions about reducing assortment and increasing prices for food.
In the Italian city of Verona at the wine exhibition Vinitaly the Russians were forced to remove wines from the annexed Crimea from their booth.
On March 14th, at a meeting in the Southern Federal District, the Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev said that self-supply of the annexed Crimea with food products is insufficient.
As it was reported last Thursday, the WTO rejected Russia’s appeal to the organization regarding its decision to invalidate the Russian ban on shipments of pork products from the EU.
Such an observation was made by Russian journalist Ivan Nechepurenko who works for The New York Times.
Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Alexander Tkachev supported the initiative of Governor of Vladimir Region Svetlana Orlova that every picked nut, berry, or mushroom should contribute to the local budget.
According to Interfax, Russia bans supplies of fruits and vegetables from Egypt starting from September 22.
Russian food embargo imposed in 2014 in response to Western sanctions did not cause significant damage to the EU countries.
A police officer, who complained about poor rations provided to law enforcement officers on duty at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, wrote a letter of resignation under pressure from the higher command.