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Russia: Tver-brewed Italian cheese defies import ban01:09

Russia: Tver-brewed Italian cheese defies import ban

Russian Federation, Mednoe
August 10, 2014 at 07:01 GMT -00:00 · Published

A small cheese plant made up of a restaurant, shop, stable and inn in Tver region's Mednoe village continued making traditional homemade and Italian style cheeses on Sunday, in spite of Russia's import ban on European agricultural products.

An Italian, Pietro Macca, who is married to a Russian woman, has owned the small cheese plant since 1999. Macca makes his natural cheeses according to technologies and methods which have existed for over 100 years.

Russia imposed a ban on food imports from the European Union in retaliation to economic sanctions imposed on Moscow over the conflict in Ukraine. Announcing the sanctions on Wednesday, the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev said the ban will last a year, starting August 7.

Russia: Tver-brewed Italian cheese defies import ban01:09
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A small cheese plant made up of a restaurant, shop, stable and inn in Tver region's Mednoe village continued making traditional homemade and Italian style cheeses on Sunday, in spite of Russia's import ban on European agricultural products.

An Italian, Pietro Macca, who is married to a Russian woman, has owned the small cheese plant since 1999. Macca makes his natural cheeses according to technologies and methods which have existed for over 100 years.

Russia imposed a ban on food imports from the European Union in retaliation to economic sanctions imposed on Moscow over the conflict in Ukraine. Announcing the sanctions on Wednesday, the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev said the ban will last a year, starting August 7.

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