September 25, 2013
Russia's Rocky Bid to Restore Lost Empire
Judith Miller, City Journal
The Associated Press
Russia’s trade war on Ukraine, aimed at stopping its neighbor from moving closer to the European Union, began in earnest last July not with a carrot, but with a chocolate bar. Peter Poroshenko, a Ukrainian parliamentarian who owns Roshen, the Hershey’s of the Ukraine, was in his office when he read in the morning paper that Russia’s chief food inspector was banning all chocolate imports to Russia from his factory.
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