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Video: Can Russian farming benefit from an embargo?

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Published on 11 May 2019 / In Non-profits & Activism

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Russia’s embargo on Western products initially meant near-empty shelves in some grocery stores, but a new round of state investment could turn into a boom for Russian agriculture.
It's a year and a half since Russian President Vladimir Putin slapped an embargo on food products from the West, in retaliation for Western sanctions over Russia's annexation of Crimea. The resulting loss of revenue is certainly bad news for European farmers, but could turn into a windfall for Moscow. The Russian government has promised to grant various subsidies to its own farmers in order to encourage them to develop their activities and boost production. Our correspondents in Russia report.
A programme prepared by Gaëlle Essoo and Laura Burloux.
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