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A year into Russia's embargo against western countries, Belarus emerges as the country's largest supplier of kiwis, having supplied 10 thousand tonnes of 53 thousand tonnes of kiwis imported by this market. Kiwis, naturally of course, do not grow in Belarus.

According to a report published in, quoting Georgios Frangistas, president of the association of Greek exporters of fruit, vegetables and juice Incofruit, and the marketing director of the Greek company to export fruits Gefra, said that according to experts Armenian and Turkish suppliers of Armenia and Turkey will not be able to fully replace Greece's previously held export position.

Russia's Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) said that it will allow a greater number of shipments of dried fruits and berries from Georgia in an official announcement on November 10.

How Will Russia's Fruit Market Make Up For Loss Of Large Suppliers After Restrictions Are Placed On Food From Countries Of The European Union (EU), Norway, the US, Canada and Australia? Information Agency FruitNews investigates.

News agency FruitNews continues its mini-research series to measure the tastes and preferences of Russian consumers.

Russia's Ministry of Agriculture has removed its restriction on Georgian produce on May 26, allowing for the country's produce to enter Russia.