No more Montenegrin pork? Russia adds 4 countries to list of import bans.

The Christian Science Monitor August 13, 2015 By Cristina Maza, Staff writer The ban includes meat, fish, dairy products, fruit, and vegetables. While some analysts have suggested that the economic consequences could be dire, others have scoffed that it’s purely political. Russia has added Albania, Montenegro, Liechtenstein and Iceland to a list of countries from

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Moscow’s Veto of MH17 Tribunal: A Blunder of Potentially Huge Proportions

On July 29, Russia vetoed a draft UN resolution seeking to set up a tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines jumbo jet more than a year ago.

By exercising its Security Council veto against the resolution, Moscow has lost control of the process, committing a possible error that may ultimately lead to convictions of rebel leaders and Russian officials—and a new round of sanctions against the Kremlin. This appears to be a massive strategic misstep, which the West may exploit.