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Moscow's Deputy Mayor Leonid Pechatnikov, during the forum “Smart Cities: Revealing The Code Of Innovation", discussed Israel as being an important player in the strategy of import replacement as well as the development of trade turnover between the two countries. 

Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosaniary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) reported that that the amount of pesticides found in imported tomatoes, carrots, cabbage, apples and grapes has significantly decreased.

According to TASS, quoting Mina Shibzukhov, the general director of Prokhladnoye, a modern and large vegetable-storage facility, the size of which surpasses any currently in Europe, will begin operations and production this summer.

The cost of fruit and vegetable products on store shelves in Novosibirsk has increased on average by 18.5 percent. Andrew Hardin, general director of the greenhouse complex Novosibirsky, said that it is due to the lack of a market for local agricultural products, which have almost completely been replaced by imported products.

Since the start of this year, shipments from China have declined by almost 70 percent in comparison with the results of 2014, according to a report by RBK Novosibirsk. Market participants named the devaluation of the ruble and a decrease in purchasing power as the causes for the decline in shipments.

As reported by Interfax – Far East, quoting the words of the chairman of the Association of Applied Economics Zhang Chuntszyao, said that the main purpose of China's vegetable bases is to increase supplies of food products to Russia.

Issuing federal regulations to stabilize the price of food is possible if there is an additional cost increase on food products, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said during a meeting of the United Russia of the country's State Duma.

As published in an official press release of the administration of Kaliningrad, shipments of fruit and vegetables are actively entering the region from exporters of Azerbaijan, Belarus, Macedonia, Serbia, Chili, Argentina, Costa Rica and Uzbekistan.

The dwindling relationship between Russia with Ukraine and Moldova has given Israel the opportunity to fill the "vacuum" by increasing its exports to the country by 100 percent, according to the internet portal

Imports of Georgian sweet peppers are scheduled reach the Russian market July 9, according to Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor).

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