MOSCOW Aug 18 Russia will allow imports from
neighbouring Belarus and Kazakhstan of food processed from
Western raw materials which fall under Moscow's embargo, Russian
news agencies quoted Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich as
Last week, Russia banned all meat, fish, dairy, fruit and
vegetable imports from the United States, the European Union,
Norway, Canada, and Australia for one year to retaliate against
Western sanctions slapped on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis.
However, the government has struggled to control price
rises, since some 50 percent of Russian consumption of fish,
milk, beef and cheese had been previously met by imports.
(Reporting by Dmitry Zhdannikov; Editing by Christian Lowe)