Russian President, Vladimir Putin, instructed to increase the import of agricultural products into Russia from the CIS countries as part of stabilizing food prices, TASS reports. The instruction was given following a meeting with members of the government and published in the corresponding list on the Kremlin’s official website.
“The Government of the Russian Federation, in the course of measures to stabilize prices for food products, should take measures aimed at increasing the volume of imports into the territory of the Russian Federation of agricultural products from the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States,” the document says.
It is specified that the Russian Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin, was appointed responsible for the execution of this order. He must submit the first report on the order executed by September 1, 2021, and then report once a quarter. The President also instructed the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) to monitor the pricing of products sold through retail chains.