The feathers are really flying now.
In response to U.S.-led sanctions against Russia, Moscow is banning imports of U.S. chicken.
The order issued Wednesday is expected to block access to America’s third biggest poultry export market for a year. The ban comes after Washington and its European allies imposed targeted sanctions on Russia’s energy, banking and defense industries to punish Moscow for its support of separatists in neighboring Ukraine.
The move has become something of a tradition every time relations between Moscow and Washington turn frosty.
In 2008, Russia banned several American poultry producers over U.S. support of Georgia in the South...