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Russian madness

We all know that oft times there is no rhyme or reason for how politicians or countries play politics, but in a world where people are starving, or barely getting enough food, to do what the Russians have just done in destroying food - purely for political purposes - is pure madness and simply outrageous and unconscionable.

"Ramping up enforcement of a ban on European food imports, the Russian authorities on Thursday destroyed hundreds of tons of foodstuffs they said violated the proscription, instituted a year ago in retaliation for Western sanctions over Ukraine.

Following an order by President Vladimir V. Putin, officials threw huge piles of pork, tomatoes, peaches and cheese into landfills and garbage incinerators.

The frenzy, remarkable even by the standards of Russia’s recent politicization of food supplies, was gleefully reported by Russian state television."



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"After Western nations imposed sanctions on Russian banks and oil companies over Moscow’s support for separatism in eastern Ukraine, Russia turned, as it has so often before, to food, banning European and American imports."




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