Russian Navy plans to modernize five big antisubmarine shipsMilitary & Defense January 19, 8:54
North Korea builds two road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles — YonhapWorld January 19, 8:50
US political advisor says Trump and Putin likely to start things off on different footingWorld January 19, 8:14
Russia urges UN SC against using Iran nuclear deal in new formatsRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 19, 5:47
Diplomat reveals US spy agencies' latest attempt to recruit Russian worker was last weekRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 21:57
Austria’s president-elect says he is ready to maintain good relations with RussiaWorld January 18, 21:50
Putin briefs Merkel, Hollande on steps to implement Syrian ceasefireRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 20:39
Putin, Merkel, Hollande agree to give fresh impetus to Normandy Four activitiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 20:26
Russian Eurobonds may be floated in spring 2017 — finance ministerBusiness & Economy January 18, 19:48
UST-BYUR, June 26. /TASS/. Russia is not yet ready to ban import of European wine or confectionary because it will adversely affect domestic consumers, Minister of Agriculture Alexander Tkachev said commenting on the proposal to prohibit wine import from Europe.
"We are primarily based on interests of consumers and if, so to say, ‘close’ wine, confectionery or something else, this may severely affect the balance of foods in our country," the minister said.
"We do not produce as much wine as to fully meet demands of the domestic consumer," Tkachev said. This pertains to certain other kinds of products, the minister added.
TASS reported earlier the Russian Government extended counter-sanctions against EU countries, the US, Canada, Australia and Norway through August 5, 2016, according to the government resolution.
The Russian government excludes young mussels, spat and young trout from the food embargo list. Additionally the Russian Government toughened requirements for lactose-free production in the framework of the food embargo. Now these products can be imported to Russia only if they are certified as medical and preventive production.
The rest of the list subject to counter-sanctions remained unchanged. It includes beef, chicken, pork, dairy products, live, chilled and frozen fish and shellfish, nuts, fruits and vegetables. Biologically active dietary supplements, sports, children's and preventive nutrition, salmon spawn, potatoes seed, planting onion, sugar beet and peas for planting are excluded from the list.