Russia marking day of defeat of Nazi forces in world’s biggest-ever armor operationSociety & Culture August 23, 3:18
Ukrainian president briefs other Normandy Four leaders about his trip to DonbassWorld August 23, 2:23
Normandy Four leaders support expected ceasefire in Ukraine — KremlinRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 23, 0:27
Russia beggining development of response to new anti-Russian sanctions by USRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 22, 23:14
Investigators claim to have enough evidence to prove Serebrennikov guilty of fraudRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 22, 21:35
Washington tries to use events in Khan Shaykhun to justify its strike on Syria — MoscowRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 22, 21:31
Egypt to receive 15 Russian 'Alligator' helicopters in 2017Military & Defense August 22, 19:57
Christophe de Margerie LNG tanker covers Northern Sea Route in record 6.5 daysBusiness & Economy August 22, 19:32
Kirill Serebrennikov dismisses fraud accusations as absurdSociety & Culture August 22, 19:18
MOSCOW, April 30. /TASS/. Peanuts from the United States prohibited for importation to Russia may be replaced by deliveries of such a commodity from India, Assistant Head of the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) Alexei Alexeenko said on Thursday.
"Quite a lot of countries are producing peanuts. Large volumes are in India and certain other nations. We may select different countries," Alexeenko added.
TASS reported earlier Rosselkhoznadzor restricted the peanuts import from the United States since May 1, 2015, the service said on Thursday. The restriction will be effective until the United States provide clarifications concerning the cases of excessive content of cadmium in the US peanuts.
"An appropriate letter will be drafted today after the meeting chaired by the head of Rosselkhoznadzor Sergei Dankvert," the government agency added.
The service is going to hold consultations with the US phytosanitation service in respect of nonconformity of the US products to technical regulations of the Customs Union.
Rosselkhoznadzor discovered twice the excessive content of hazardous carcinogen cadmium in peanut lots supplied from the United States.