Medvedev extends Russian food embargo

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry MedvedevPrime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has ordered the Russian food embargo to be extended until the end of 2017. “Our manufacturers have repeatedly argued for the preservation of the food embargo,” – he told the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. 
The ban on food imports from countries that had themselves imposed sanctions on Russia after its annexation of Russia in March 2014 was put in place in August of the same year, and has triggered price inflation that hit 12.9% last year. 

Source: slon