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epa04344089 A moman chooses dairy products from a rack in a supermarket in Moscow, Russia, 07 August 2014. The Russian government announced details of a sweeping ban on food imports from the European Union, United States, Norway, Canada and Australia, in retaliation for sanctions over the pro-Russian separatist uprising in eastern Ukraine. Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev said the ban – which goes into effect 07 August and will last a year – includes meat, fish, poultry, milk products, vegetables and fruits, and would bolster Russian domestic agriculture. President Vladimir Putin had already ordered the agricultural import bans on these countries. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV