Why the Russian Government Keeps Destroying Western Foods

August 27, 2015

Not everyone in the country agrees with the move.

The Russian government really hates imported cheese and foods from the West, but  only half of the country’s population seems to agree with that stance. The Russian government banned the import of foods from the West in retaliation to economic sanctions last year. (The Russian government also punished McDonald’s locations in the country by shutting certain outposts down or forcing them to undergo surprise inspections.) However, local residents have a penchant for a number of the foods, especially French cheeses, and have found ways to illegally import them, but the government has…