Russia has decided on replacements for European and American goods



2014/08/11 • Russia

Russia outlined the list of countries expected to supply food products to replace those prohibited in retaliatory sanctions imposed by Moscow. This was stated by the head of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, Nikolay Fedorov, live on the “Rossiya 1” TV channel.

“Prospective vegetable and fruit suppliers include Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan, to some extent . Turkey, Iran, and Serbia are next. Some very promising countries – Iran, Morocco, and Egypt – need our products, particularly grain and vegetable oil, and we need their vegetables, fruit, berries, and citrus fruits,” Interfax cites Fedorov.

The head of the Ministry of Agriculture stated that Latin American countries have already expressed their desire to add to food supplies. As for Norwegian fish, its absence can be compensated for by Russian producers, according to Fedorov. “We have great potential for domestic fish production, we only need to agree with retail chains to redirect export flows toward domestic consumption,” he explained.

Fedorov also expressed his certainty that the imposed ban will not lead to food shortages or an increase in food prices. According to him, problems would only arise with “very expensive Italian and French cheeses, oysters, and mussels” which are not critical for the country .


Translated by Mariya Shcherbinina, edited by Elizabeth Martin

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  • Danny Smith

    Since it cant force EU countries to do its bidding, Russia instead gives these countries a chance to step in to supply their food.. thus making them even more dependent on Russia.

    How long will it be before Russia bans their goods as unsuitable or for health reasons, when Russia wishes to make a point with them

    • True_finn

      ..strong propaganda can make spoiled meat fresh again so there is no problem in russian future, just few millions individuals may suffer…

  • Espinassons

    russians are used to eat garbage food. some of them were about to learn what is taste – but if they become able to choose it can be bad for putler as they might try to choose in politics, so it’s cool for him to keep people eating garbage food under plastic. :-) Good appetite, soviet people !

  • Murf

    I was proud that a local Kentucky bourbon brand ” Kentucky Gentleman” was specifically band by Russia. I told all my friends about it. They say they buy that brand from now on.
    Suck that Ivan!