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Thursday, August 7, 2014
Putin's Food Wars
The Western news media is already tallying the billions of dollars of costs French farmers and American cattle raisers face. No one thinks of tallying the costs to the Russian consumers, which are probably well in excess of the losses of the food producers from the unfriendly nations.
The Russian Internet is not stupid. It is full of pictures of empty grocery stores from Soviet times.