Contents tagged with Counter-Sanctions

  • Putin signs bill on counter-sanctions against US and sets sights on money from China

    On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill on counter-sanctions against the US and other “hostile foreign countries”, which was drafted in response to the blacklisting of billionaires Viktor Vekselberg and Oleg Deripaska, together with all the companies belonging to them.

    According to the document uploaded to the legal information portal, the Russian government is given the right to terminate international collaboration with countries which have introduced anti-Russian sanctions, …

  • Russia's Federation Council approves bill on counter-sanctions against the US

    On May 31, Russia's Federation Council approved the bill on counter-sanctions against the US and other "unfriendly states". The document was adopted by the State Duma in the third final reading on May 22. The bill had already passed second reading, for which the amendments to the document had been drafted.

    According to the amendments, the President of Russia can terminate or suspend the cooperation of the Russian Federation or of Russian companies with "unfriendly foreign states" and companies …

  • Russia has destroyed 1,800 tons of food since August

    From August 6th to December 28th, the Russian government destroyed 1,762 tons of goods as part of the government's counter-sanctions in response to those imposed by the European Union and the US. The Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) reported to the news agency Interfax that 1,647 tons were for crop production and 115 tons were for livestock breeding.

    Since August 6th there may have been as much as 2,500 tons of smuggled goods destroyed including …