Alexey Mikheyev. Russia, because of the economic sanctions of the West, has become a self-sufficient country in food and in the near future will achieve the same in the other sectors of the economy, convinced the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill.
Russia in the last month of summer 2014 limited food imports from countries that have entered against her punishment, as well as among them from the EU. In June 2015, in response to the extension of the sanctions Russia has extended food embargo until August 5, 2016.
"We live in the richest country. When in contact with its wealth and vast possibilities, you wonder why there even is a topic of import substitution. We can do everything, except for the cultivation of tropical fruits, " said the head of the ROC, completing a visit to the diocese of the far North and Siberia.
in his vision, " we need to work hard to wean from cheap money and earn on the difference in interest rates - rates between those for which we provide loans from Western banks, and those under which We give loans own people and manufacture ".
"I think everything will fall into place," said the Patriarch, noting that " if these penalties were not, they would need to invent ".
"Without" shock therapy " We don't always know how to work with full dedication ", drew the attention of the head of the Russian Orthodox Church. He was confident that the Russian Federation is already completely self-sufficient state "from the perspective of food" and nourishes the hope that " We will become so in the other sectors of the economy ".
The problem of import substitution became especially prominent after the punishment of the West against Russia related to the situation around Ukraine. Punishment has affected the supply in the sphere of defence industry and fuel-energy complexes and new technologies, Ukraine itself also halted cooperation with Russia in military-technical sphere. In response, Russia has restricted the import of certain food items from countries that impose punishment. It also demanded more attention from countries to increase the development of agriculture of the state.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news