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9 Foods Russians Might No Longer Enjoy Thanks to Vladimir Putin

07/08/2014 11:22 BST | Updated 07/08/2014 11:59 BST
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Russian President Vladimir Putin heads the Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The meeting focused on measures to encourage Russian companies to pull their assets back from offshore. The United States and the European Union on Tuesday announced a raft of new sanctions against Russian companies and banks over Moscow’s support for separatists in Ukraine. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

With EU and Western leaders piling pressure on Vladimir Putin with financial sanctions, Russia has retaliated by launching a food fight.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Russia's "full embargo" would include fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, milk and dairy imports from the United States and the European Union, with Japan, Australia, Canada and Norway also affected.

Given Russia is a major buyer of food from the United States and Europe, this marks a major escalation in tensions stemming from the crisis in Ukraine.

This is not the first time Russia has cut down on the food it imports, after banning Polish apples, which sparked the "#eatapples" counter-protest.

Here are just nine food products Russians could soon be no longer able to enjoy...

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