A request to increase control at Russia's border with Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan was sent by Pavel Sychev, the first Deputy Chairman of the Commission on the support of family, children and motherhood public chamber, to the Minister of Agriculture Alexander Tkachev, head of the Federal Customs Service Andrey Belyaninov and head of Russia's Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing, Anna Popova. Members of the Commission fear that evidence of an increase in banned Turkish products in the Russian market will be seen by January 1, 2016.
Russia has made a breakthrough in the agricultural sector in a short amount of time, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during a his address to the federal assembly. “Just 10 years ago we practically imported half of [our] food from abroad, dependent on imports,” Putin said. “Now Russia is one of the exporters.”