For the record, an excerpt from one of my press releases. KEEPING RUSSIAN FOOD IMPORTERS IN BUSINESS Small and middle sized Russian food importers are in danger of going out of business because they lack the capacity to find replacements for EU suppliers quickly. In response to US sanctions on Russian banks, including Rosselkhozbank, the main agricultural bank, Russia has banned the import of all foods from the USA, Canada and Australia as well as partially banning imports from the EU. The broad classes of banned items from the EU are dairy products, fruit, meat, fish & shell fish and vegetables. The share of the Russian market involved is quite substantial. The table shows the share of the Russian market supplied by some of the banned products, according to the Russian Ministry of Agriculture. Product Share % Cheese 30.1 Fruit and berries 14.7 Fish 13.3 Pork 13.2 Poultry 7.9 Vegetables 5.8 This is a huge amount of food. In the case of cheese, for example, EU exports to Russia in 2013 were valued at a Billion Euro and weighed quarter of a million tonnes (EU figures). Replacing it will require prompt action and good international networks. Particularly at risk are middle sized Russian food importers who do not have an international network of buying agents. Perhaps they have only one or two trusted suppliers in the EU. Without new suppliers they will go out of business.