Support The Moscow Times!

Russia Restricts Import of U.S. Poultry Citing 'Harmful' Substances

Meat goods are on sale at a grocery store in Moscow.

Russia's Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service, or VPSS, said on Thursday that it was implementing temporary restrictions on imports of poultry and poultry products from the United States because of "harmful residues."

The service said the imports limit is to come into effect as of Dec. 5 and was due to "the ongoing identification of harmful residues and banned substances in U.S. poultry products, including the presence of tetracycline."

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more