What's Left On The Menu? Russian Restaurateurs Wrangle With Food Ban

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August 11, 2014 AT 2:37 PM
Moscow's sweeping sanctions on European food have sent Russian restaurateurs, retail chains and food producers scrambling for alternative supplies and bracing for Soviet-style shortages. The tit for tat trade restrictions - a response to U.S. and EU sanctions imposed over Russia's actions in Ukraine - have hurt farmers in the West, for whom Russia is by far the biggest buyer of EU produce. Alexei Paperny, whose mid-priced Moscow cafe "The Children of Paradise" was still packed on Friday evening, predicted "Prices will go up and certain foodstuffs will disappear."