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Arkady Dvorkovich: 'I think these documents will be approved unless some miraculous changes occur in the geopolitics.' ©iStock

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Russia to extend EU embargo until late 2017

By Niamh Michail

Russia’s embargo of EU food products will be extended until the end of 2017 but the list of banned foods or countries affected will not change, according to a draft government decree.

Putin claims the EU's sanctions are

Russia likely to extend EU food import ban

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Russia is likely to extend its ban on EU food imports beyond the August 7 deadline, as the European Union looks set to continue its sanctions against Russian products.

Food is expected to account for up to 55% of Russians' household spending by autumn

Russians increasingly affected by food sanctions

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

More than a third of Russians (37%) have noticed that some of their favourite brands are missing from store shelves following food sanctions – compared to about a quarter (26%) six months ago, according to market research organisation Romir.

The cost of shipping salt from other countries is still an issue, says director-general of the Ukrainian supplier Artyomsol

Russian ban on Ukrainian salt challenges supply

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Russian sanctions have affected its salt supplies after it banned imports from state-run Ukrainian firm Artyomsol, which previously accounted for 24% of the market.

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