According to a Rosselkhoznadzor release circulated on Tuesday, the ban is also applicable to processed animal proteins, animal feedstuff made of such proteins, meat-meal and bone tankage.
An outbreak of mad cow disease in Romania was registered by the International Epizootic Bureau.
Russia’s last BSE-related ban on imports of live cattle was in force for almost 30 years in respect of Great Britain. Rosselkhoznadzor lifted that ban in September 2013.
A ban on imports of live cattle and sheep from all European Union countries over bluetongue disease, or catarrhal fever of sheep, and Schmallenberg virus has been in force since 2012.