Scientists discover three Earth-sized exoplanets that may potentially harbor lifeScience & Space February 23, 5:50
Syrian opposition ready for direct talks with government delegation — representativeWorld February 22, 21:56
UN Syria envoy expects no breakthrough at new round of Syria talksWorld February 22, 21:09
Russia opposes sharing responsibility for fate of Middle East refugeesRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 20:36
First woman in space Valentina Tereshkova may meet with Queen Elizabeth IIRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 20:27
Spain’s famous footballer Puyol returns to Russia next week ahead of FIFA 2017, 2018 CupsSport February 22, 20:15
Putin promotes generals to higher military ranks after Syria operationMilitary & Defense February 22, 19:56
Russia, Turkey may discuss purchase of S-400 systems at March talksMilitary & Defense February 22, 19:18
European human rights watchdog welcomes court’s ruling on Russian opposition activistWorld February 22, 18:42
KAZAN, May 15 /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service said on Wednesday there were no grounds to probe into the growth of wholesale pork prices.
The Service’s deputy director, Andrei Tsyganov, ruled out a possibility of a cartel agreement between the numerous players on the Russian pork market. “The market is absolutely competitive, with an exception of just a few regions. We have nothing to do on this market,” he told Itar-Tass. “Price growth was caused by decreased pork imports from Europe over the threat of an African swine fever outbreak.”
According to the Russian State Statistics Agency, pork prices went up by 2.2% in the first week of May 2014 to 230.77 roubles (6.6U.S. dollars) per kilo. Meanwhile, the National Meat Association reported a growth of pork prices from 114 roubles (3.3 U.S. dollars) per kilo in January 2014 to 152 roubles (4.4 U.S. dollars) per kilo in April 2014. Russia’s pork imports in the first quarter of 2014 dropped by 27% on the same period last year.