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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Ulyukayev said that Moscow has no problems with “good cheese”

The Minister of economic development Alexey Ulyukaev gave an interview to the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine, in which he said that Muscovites do not suffer from a shortage of “good cheese”. As is the case in other regions of Russia, the official did not elaborate.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

Journalists asked the speaker to comment on press reports that due to the food embargo of the Russian supermarkets difficult to buy high-quality cheese, RBC.

The Minister called this information is false. According to him, on the shelves easy to find a good Russian cheese, but Parmesan is certainly not enough. “Please, come to Moscow and see for yourself. Of course, particular varieties is not enough, such as Parmesan cheese. But stores offer a good Russian cheese”, — assured the Minister.

The Ministry also stated that import substitution has little to do with ficantieri. In his opinion, the interest of buyers to domestic products due to the difficult economic situation and the devaluation of the ruble. “Imports rose, demand shifted to domestic goods,” — said Ulyukayev.

Earlier the Ambassador of Italy in Russia Cesare Maria Ragaglini laugh Russian “import substitution” cheese. According to him, to try the real Parmesan, you need to buy a plane ticket and go to Italy.

Recall, a food embargo against U.S. and EU countries was imposed in August 2014 in response to anti-Russian sanctions of the West. In late may, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has instructed to renew predamage to the end of 2017. It applies primarily to meat products, sausages, fish, seafood, fruits and vegetables, and dairy products.

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