Emerging disease forces stringent import regulations
Russia has banned shipments of European cattle and pigs due to fears over Schmallenberg virus.
The virus causes birth defects and is still not fully understood, transmission to humans has not been ruled out. The virus is thought to have been spread by biting midges last year. Schmallenberg has hit Europe hard, and cases have now been confirmed in the UK.
For details on this development visit The Moscow Times.