[Ed. – Some things are eternal.]
A small mountain of illegally imported cheese into Russia has been bulldozed into destruction.
The action marked the start of a new law for the mass destruction of such food. One official told the state-run Tass news agency the process will start with cheese and pork in the cities of Orenburg and St. Petersburg.
Russia imposed bans on a wide range of food imports one year ago in a tit-for-tat action after the West put in place economic sanctions in response to the Ukraine crisis.
The decree to destroy confiscated food which the authorities consider “ a security threat “ was signed by President Vladimir Putin and has met with shock and criticism even, it’s reported, from within the Kremlin.
One orthodox priest has denounced the campaign in a country where memories remain of famine during Soviet times as insane and sinful. “This idea is insane, stupid and vile,” he said.