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Russian cheesemakers celebrate sanctions, and hope they continue

For Mr Sirota, cheese is a symbol of national revival, and sanctions are his gospel.

Dubrovskoye, Russia

THE dream is Russian Parmesan.

When Russian President Vladimir Putin banned most food imports from Europe in 2014, Russian dairy farmers rejoiced as deliveries of French and Italian cheeses ceased. Now, they believed, they could compete. Since then they have...