Russia's 'Bonfire of the Delicacies' | WBEZ
Skip to main content


Russia's 'Bonfire of the Delicacies'

When the EU imposed sanctions on Russia for its actions in Ukraine, Russia hit back with its own set of sanctions. These included a ban on EU foodstuffs, items like Italian prosciutto and French cheeses. In a recent article in Foreign Policy, Julia Ioffe writes that the ban has proved hard to enforce and also opened up opportunities for bribes as people find creative ways around them. Ioffe, a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and columnist at Foreign Policy, joins us to discuss the sanctions and the general state of the Russian economy. (Photo: Flickr/thisisbossi)

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.