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Russia Burns Food For BMW Racing Team

Russia’s agricultural oversight agency has reportedly burned 1.5 tons of food imported for a BMW car racing team taking part in an event in Moscow.

TASS news agency quoted the agency, Rosselkhoznadzor, as saying on August 27 that officials confiscated the goods this week at a checkpoint in the Pskov region, about 700 kilometers northwest of Moscow, for “crude violations of sanitary rules.”

The batch was being delivered for the BMW team in a German-based series of circuit races called DTM, whose Moscow stage starts on August 28.

Russia has banned most imports of Western food products in retaliation for sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine.

Based on reporting by Reuters and TASS

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