Russia responded to Western sanctions by announcing its own ban on imports of a wide range of food and agricultural products from the U.S. and Europe. The fallout? Increased tensions over unrest in Ukraine and teary farewells by Russians to favorite foods on social media.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Russia would ban for one year all beef, pork, poultry, fruit, vegetables, fish, milk and dairy products from the European Union, United States, Australia, Canada and Norway.
For Russian consumers, that means no more imported European cheeses, smoked fish, cured meats and sausages. Processed foods also were added to the list of banned products.
So, some took to Twitter and posted their goodbyes to their favorite imported foods. So long, French Camembert, Belgian chocolates, Spanish jamon and more ...