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Russia Plans to Ban Imports of Wine Materials

The Russian Federation may ban imports of wine materials, the Russian Federation Agriculture Minister Aleksandrer Tkachov said.

“We are developing a project that  will  grow the price, on the one hand, and make message to investors that the Russian Federation will completely close its market for imports of wine materials in 5-7 years. This decision will signal them to collect grapes and make wines from natural raw materials”, Tkachov noted and added that the mentioned decision will incentivize businessmen to arrange their own vineyards in Russia.