Medvedev introduces Russian food price monitoring

Russian food price monitoring: Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has instructed his government to set up a system to monitor food prices following the imposition of the embargo on the import of agricultural products from the EU, the US and other countries that have joined them in imposing sanctions in the wake of events in Ukraine. Some 40 categories of goods are to be monitored in an attempt to crack down on profiteering, including wheat flour, rice, buckwheat, pasta, sunflower oil, sugar, salt, tea, water, beef, pork and fish. rbth