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Eugene Vorotnikov

Eugene is a freelance journalist writing for IEG Policy and IEG Vu. He covers multiple agri-food sectors and has a deep knowledge of the markets and the agri-politics of Russia and the CIS countries.

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Russian meat industry maintains momentum with export drive

As Russia moves closer to becoming self-sufficient in pork and poultry, the country’s largest processors are increasingly focusing on export markets – a strategy the government is keen to promote. Progress in the beef sector is more elusive however, with production declining despite some high profile investments.
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Coke’s Russian woes have not ended

Coca-Cola HBC (CCHBC) may continue rationalising its production capacities in Russia, amid the decline of its sales in the local market.

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Unilever increases localisation of Russian business

Unilever plans to obtain more raw materials for its Russian sauces and ketchups operation from local farming enterprises within the country. 

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Russia expected to import less European wine

Russia may significantly reduce imports of wine from Europe this year, due to a significant increase of prices and change in consumer preferences, according to a spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Agriculture. 

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Russia may face orange juice shortage

Russia has suffered a recent sharp increase in orange prices in the country. In July, prices hit RUB101.64 (USD1.72) per kilo, almost 29% higher than in July last year.

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Russian tomato paste producer doubles capacity

LLC APK Astrakhansky, Russia’s largest producer of tomato paste, has added a new production line at its plant in Southern Russia as part of investments worth RUB6.0 billion (USD100 million). 

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