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Russia Bans Georgian Mineral Water


http://gdb.rferl.org/32BD2258-9A14-4247-A157-11B124A9EF7E_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/32BD2258-9A14-4247-A157-11B124A9EF7E_mw800_mh600.jpg Borjomi mineral water (Courtesy Photo) May 5, 2006 -- After banning imports of Georgian wines earlier this year, Russia has banned imports of Georgia's best-known brand of mineral water.


Russia's consumer protection agency said on May 4 it is banning the Borjomi mineral water on health grounds.


Georgian Prime Minister Zurab Noghaideli said the ban was political, and that Moscow was seeking to punish Georgia for its pro-Western policies.


(Interfax, Reuters)

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