by Kurt Nimmo, Infowars:
On Thursday Russia responded to sanctions by imposing a total ban on certain food products from the United States.
“Fulfilling the presidential order, I’ve signed a government decree. Russia imposes a total ban on deliveries of beef, pork, fruit, vegetables, poultry, fish, cheese, milk and dairy products,”said Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev during the opening of a weekly government session.
Trade between the United States and Russia has more than tripled over the last decade. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, meat from the United States represented 19% of trade between the two countries. Russia is one of the largest export markets for chicken, with 39% of total US chicken exports going to Russia in 2008.
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