Russia disposes of banned EU food imports

A Rospotrebnadzor official dumps illegally imported cheese into a landfill in Orenburg Region on Aug. 6 2015

A Rospotrebnadzor official dumps illegally imported cheese into a landfill in Orenburg Region on Aug. 6 2015

Sergei Medvedev/TASS
A Rospotrebnadzor official dumps illegally imported cheese into a landfill

A Rospotrebnadzor official dumps illegally imported cheese into a landfill in Orenburg Region on Aug. 6 2015. Russia has banned certain food imports from the United States and its allies, including the EU, Norway, Canada, and Australia, in response to sanctions against Russia over the reintegration of Crimea into Russia. On July 29 2015, a new Russian legislation came into effect which states that illegally imported food and other agricultural products should be destroyed. Source: Sergei Medvedev/TASS

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