Fashion for “nemoloko” and selling at a loss: an interview with the head of “Zalessky milk”


Andrey Romanov, the head of the Zalessky Milk Group of Companies, told about modern approaches to doing business, price restraint and the fashion for refusing milk.
— At the round table organized by the Royal Gate magazine, at the end of last year, you said that the marginality of sales of dairy products in the outgoing year has decreased significantly and some positions have to be sold at a loss. Has the situation changed?
– It has changed, the marginality has decreased even more. There are a number of positions that we are currently selling at a loss. In general, the marginality of both dairy farming and dairy processing continues to decline. The trends that developed at the end of 2020 have worsened in 2021. We continue to record an increase in the cost of high-protein feeds: soy meal, rapeseed meal, beet pulp. The cost of mineral fertilizers and packaging is growing. We are holding on with the last of our strength and are trying not to radically change the cost of our products yet. I want to emphasize that this is determined not by the cost of the product, but by the real solvency of the population. We produce social products, and this indicator directly affects our sales opportunities. The current state of affairs encourages us to look for new products, new markets. At the same time, it is impossible to work with such a falling marginality for a very long time, so we expect that the situation will somehow stabilize during 2021. Now a certain hope is inspired by the decline in the exchange rate, because there is still a fairly large currency component in the cost of our products.

– Digital labeling of dairy products began in Russia on January 20. From June 1, it gradually becomes mandatory. Does this label already appear on your products? How did this affect the price for the final consumer?
– Since June 1, labeling is mandatory for products such as cheeses and ice cream. “Mozzarella” and processed cheese, which we produce, are already labeled. We have invested and are acting within the new rules of the game. This did not affect the price of finished products, but we already bear these costs today.
— In your opinion, will these measures really help to defeat falsification? Have you ever encountered falsification of your products?
— The dairy industry has got into a very interesting situation. We have two product tracking systems working almost in parallel. The Mercury system, which was implemented by the efforts of the Rosselkhoznadzor and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, has already shown its effectiveness. The mandatory labeling system is a parallel system that controls only finished products. Before the introduction of Mercury, we had a problem with falsification. When, under the guise of dairy products, they tried to sell products using milk fat substitutes. “Mercury” has successfully worked out the problem. The task of labeling is the fight against counterfeit goods. When someone else produces products under the name of a well-known brand. This problem is irrelevant for the region. Maybe it is relevant in the country as a whole. Let’s see, within a year and a half it will be clear whether this has given something to the market and the consumer in terms of increasing transparency and quality.
— How many products of “Zalessky milk” are currently supplied outside the Kaliningrad market? How promising do you think this direction is for yourself?
— We are slowly growing. If in 2020 we had 8-9%, now it is 12-13%. The share of products will increase. The additional volume that appeared last year is primarily intended for foreign markets, because the Kaliningrad region is provided with milk. Of course, maybe we will introduce some new product lines, this is also being discussed, but this is not a prospect for 2021.

— What types of your products do you consider to be a priority?
— Here the consumer determines. We consider it a priority that the consumer buys more. Of course, the lion’s share of our line is still occupied by milk in different types of packaging. This is more than 50% of the total sales volume, our main locomotive, but there is a minimum marginality. For example, long-term sterilized milk is sold at a loss — this is how the market has developed.
— Are you planning to open a chain of your own stores?
– no. We discussed this ten years ago, when we started to engage in milk processing. We periodically discuss when we sum up the results of the year and make plans for the next one. After all, the consumer in the store should see the assortment. Making a store only with dairy products is pointless, and making a supermarket is a separate type of business that professionals should be engaged in. Today, the competition in the retail market is very high.
– Often local small cheese factories complain about the quality of raw materials. How do you rate it?
— This topic is separate, we were also very closely engaged in it at the time. They even planned to build a milk processing plant, but so far they have left this idea. Here the question is primarily about a serious technologist and building a technological process. Of course, some specific raw materials are required for cheeses. For example, we are ready to do this. Today, several small enterprises buy raw materials for cheeses. If someone has specific wishes and criteria specifying what indicators they need in milk, we are ready to work in this direction. These are issues of certain feeding diets and certain genetics. Now, using genetics, it is possible to form a herd in which there will be more raw milk.
— How do you feel about the growing interest in vegetable milk and the rejection of cow’s milk? Can vegetable products compete with traditional dairy products in Russia?
— It seems to me that sometimes people are led to openly advertising things. A person surrounded himself with domestic animals at the dawn of his life, and the cow was always there, she was one of the nurses. Why it suddenly became fashionable to refuse milk, I don’t really understand. Secondly — we do not feel that the demand for milk and dairy products is steadily falling. The trend for the appearance of dairy products not from milk is not so massive yet. Although the growth rates are quite high, they are high relative to the minimum base, which was, say, five years ago. Probably, in the future, these consumers will have some market share, but we do not see this yet.
— What areas do you plan to develop?
— First of all, this is a new project with our Moscow partners, the VMI company. The project is related to the production of exchange-traded goods, these are not B2C, but B2B goods, for further processing. It is planned to produce skimmed milk powder, whole milk powder, butter. This is a product that will go either to the rest of Russia or for export.
— Is the development of exports being considered?
— We are working with this constantly. We have products without preservatives, with a short shelf life. Here, the limiting factor for us is logistics. At one time, we were working on the market of Southeast Asia, China, but we are not yet able to enter there. Now we are discussing some reconstruction, the purchase of new equipment, which, due to new technologies and higher sanitary requirements, allows us to slightly increase the life of products without the use of preservatives. After that, we will receive new products, with which we will make another attempt to enter new markets.

— You are one of the mentors of the new season of the Business Battle startup competition, organized by the Western Press media Group. Why do you, an already successful entrepreneur, need this project?
— The very word “entrepreneurship” was born from “undertake”. You need to look ahead, learn new things that are not always related to your type of activity. For me, participation in the” Business Battle ” is primarily an acquaintance with the trends that exist in the youth environment in terms of entrepreneurship. I will not hide it, I told my team members this: despite the high rank of mentors, we ourselves learn, communicate, learn something new. This is probably the general philosophy of the project.
— As part of the previous stage of the “Business Battle”, you and another mentor, Evgeny Morozov, supported the participants who did not go further. What interested you in their projects?
— We have said that we are ready to provide certain, including financial, support for the implementation of these projects. They are, of course, relatively small, but interesting. I do not know how much they will shoot and will be economically profitable, but we will make such attempts.
The general partners of the Business Battle project are the government of the Kaliningrad Region, VTB Bank and the Institute of Business and Business Administration (IBDA) of the RANEPA.
Project partners: My Business Center, Kaliningrad Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Organizer: media group “Western Press”
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A new milk processing plant will be built in the region




The corresponding agreement was signed in the regional government on March 18. The document was signed by the Governor Anton Alikhanov, the General Director of JSC “Development Corporation of the Kaliningrad Region” Andrey Tolmachev and the General Director of LLC “DMS Vostok” Mikhail Breitman.

The company “DMS Vostok” is a new investor for the region, which intends to build a plant for the production of dairy products, including butter, whole milk powder and skimmed milk powder. According to the plan, the production of butter will exceed 5.4 thousand tons per year, whole milk powder and skimmed milk powder will amount to more than 22.5 thousand tons.

“Dairy cattle breeding in the Kaliningrad Region has been showing high growth rates over the past few years. The investments made and the state support for the construction of modern livestock complexes of the European level have created a solid foundation for a new stage of development of the industry – deep processing of milk, the creation of products with a high degree of processing, which are in demand not only in the Russian, but also in foreign markets. The construction of a new milk processing plant, as we hope, will give a synergistic effect of stable demand for the products of local dairy farms, create new jobs in rural areas, ensure the development of the food industry, increase investment and tax deductions,” Anton Alikhanov said.

“I hope that this will be a mutually beneficial project, and we will achieve good results. Of course, we create new jobs, produce exchange-traded products that will go both to the domestic market and for export. We very much hope to open this plant in 2023, ” Mikhail Breitman said.

The construction of a dairy processing plant will begin this year in the Chernyakhovsky city district. About 3 billion rubles will be invested in the project. The company’s management also clarifies its intention to launch a full cycle of dairy production in the region, including the creation of livestock complexes. The company’s partner in the region is one of the leaders in the dairy industry of the Kaliningrad region – the Zalesye Group of companies.

“The territory of the Kaliningrad region is most effective in the production of raw milk, the cost of production of a liter of milk here is one of the lowest in our country. If we talk about exports, the Kaliningrad region is a port, a sea, so from the point of view of logistics, it is also a very profitable territory, ” said Tatyana Obukhova, a representative of the group of companies.

“Dairy farming is the driving force of agriculture in the Kaliningrad Region. The climatic conditions and the long growing season allow us to grow high-quality feed and, accordingly, to obtain high-quality products in demand: both dairy products and breeding young animals of the dairy direction. We will continue to develop the dairy industry. I hope that this work will bring benefits in the form of taxes, which will help the region to develop as a whole – – said the Minister of Agriculture Natalia Shevtsova. – In the next three years, we plan to allocate about one billion rubles to support the development of the dairy industry. This money will be used for the construction of livestock complexes and milk processing enterprises. All potential investors who express a desire to work in the region in this direction can participate in this program.”

For your reference:

In the Kaliningrad Region, livestock farms of all categories received 212 thousand tons of milk in 2020 (an increase of 14.6% compared to the level of 2019), including agricultural enterprises – 130.4 thousand tons (an increase of 18.6% compared to the level of 2019), peasant (farm) farms – 12.2 thousand tons (19.7% higher than the level of 2019) and households – 69.3 thousand tons (7.1% higher than the level of 2019).

The milk yield per feed cow in large, medium and small agricultural enterprises as of January 1, 2021 amounted to 8,506 kilograms, which is 636 kilograms more than the same period in 2019.

With the increase in milk production in the Kaliningrad Region, the production of dairy products increased (in % compared to the same period in 2019), including:

– butter – 3,7 thousand tons (172 %);

– cheese and cottage cheese, including cottage cheese and cottage cheese products for young children – 16.5 thousand tons (143 %);

– fermented milk products (except cottage cheese and cottage cheese products) – 29.5 thousand tons (131 %).











All-Russian student rescue corps

OVA provided humanitarian food support in the form of canned meat for VKS volunteers (all-Russian student rescue corps). Students-rescuers of VKS participate in emergency response, often work “in the fields” or on exercises in difficult conditions, where camping rations are needed.


The all-Russian student rescue corps is one of the largest student volunteer organizations in the Russian Federation. It was formed in 2001. The VCS consists of more than 8,000 volunteers from 67 regions of the Russian Federation. All rescue students receive special training to provide qualified assistance to special services in emergency situations, as well as for regular information and preventive work with the population in the field of safety culture. Classes are held on the basis of the all-Russian center for coordination, training and retraining of student voluntary rescue units of RTU MIREA, as well as on the basis of regional branches of the VKS.

The corps participates in the unified state policy in the field of prevention and elimination of emergencies caused by accidents, catastrophes, natural disasters and other disasters; provides civil and Patriotic education of Russian youth; assists the government in solving the main tasks of the state youth policy.

Over the years, difficult daily work of all-Russian student rescue corps received recognition in many departments of EMERCOM of Russia, has established itself as a demand-driven structure.

Today VKS is an all-Russian rescue team that conducts rescue operations, takes part in the elimination of major Federal emergencies, projects of the Ministry of emergency situations, youth forums and competitions. We also provide security at events of various levels and train people how to act correctly in case of emergencies.

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The Ministry of agriculture of Russia held a final meeting of the Board



On September 2, the final meeting of the Board of the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation was held, dedicated to the results of the Department’s activities in 2019 and strategic tasks for 2020.

The event was attended by Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Victoria Abramchenko, Minister of agriculture Dmitry Patrushev, representatives of both chambers of the Federal Assembly, heads of subjects and regional agribusiness management bodies, Federal authorities and regulatory agencies, unions and associations, scientific and banking communities, as well as public organizations.

Natalia Shevtsova, Minister of agriculture of the Kaliningrad region, participated in the event in a video link format.

The participants of the meeting were welcomed by the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Vladimir Mishustin, who noted that according to the results of work in 2019, Russian farmers showed good results. “We expect that we will finish the year successfully as well. There are prerequisites for this. And not only due to the volume of production of large agricultural holdings, but also due to the work of small businesses. Farmers and individual entrepreneurs who receive grants from the state have increased agricultural production by more than a third,” the Prime Minister said. Vladimir Mishustin also stressed that it is important to continue working on the development of rural areas, build roads and houses, open schools and FAPs, repair clubs and conduct Internet-to do everything to make people in rural areas comfortable.

Victoria Abramchenko said that one of the most important tasks facing agriculture is to increase exports. “Russian agricultural products are already delivered to 160 countries and are represented in the Middle East, East and South Asia, Africa, the European Union and, of course, the CIS. Russia managed to exceed the plan for grain exports by almost 5%, while exports of meat and dairy products increased by 31%. Our task is to increase the export of agricultural products by 2024 almost twice. This is our key “growth point” for the coming years. The problem can be solved only by systematic approaches, ” Victoria Abramchenko said. First of all, according to the Deputy Prime Minister, this will be possible through the involvement of unused agricultural land in circulation, as well as through the development of infrastructure in rural areas.

Dmitry Patrushev in his report noted the increase in state support for the agro-industrial complex in the past year. 318.3 billion rubles were allocated to the state agricultural program, which is 64.2 billion rubles more than a year earlier. The agribusiness index reached 103.7%. The profit of agricultural organizations exceeded the level of 2018 by almost 13% and amounted to 353.8 billion rubles. The share of profitable organizations exceeded 84%, which is 1% higher than a year earlier. Wages in agriculture continued to grow steadily.

In 2019, Russian farmers collected more than 121 million tons of grain, which was the second harvest volume in the post-Soviet history. Other achievements of plant growers include record collections of oilseeds, sugar beets, and vegetables. Domestic animal husbandry has strengthened its position. Production of livestock and poultry increased by 283 thousand tons compared to 2018, and milk – by almost 750 thousand tons. there is a positive trend In the processing sector. The production of semi-finished meat products, canned food, cheeses, milk and dry cream, as well as sugar, vegetable oil, confectionery and pasta, and mineral water has increased.

The Russian agro-industrial complex has been strengthening its position in international markets for several years. In 2019, Russia delivered $ 25.6 billion worth of products and food to foreign markets. At the same time, the Minister stressed that it was possible to exceed the indicators not only for grain and fat-and-oil products, the demand for domestic products with high added value is growing.

The volume of foreign trade for the current year is 25 billion dollars. “In 2020, more than 30 billion rubles were pledged to support exports. However, we are not limited to financial measures. A lot of work continues on creating a system for promoting and positioning Russian products abroad. And, of course, the work on opening new markets does not stop even in connection with the current situation. We plan to get access to at least 13 more markets for various types of products in 2020, ” Dmitry Patrushev said.

Speaking about the situation in the industry in 2020, the Minister noted that the coronavirus pandemic has made its own adjustments in all areas, including the agro-industrial complex. “Nevertheless, it is very important that our global plans are not violated, including strategic ones. APK continued to work normally and smoothly even in the most active period of infection in the first place, providing Russians with high quality products in the required amount,” — said the head of the Ministry of agriculture.

As Dmitry Patrushev noted, despite the current situation and difficult weather conditions, Russian farmers regularly and on time carried out spring field work. Currently, the harvesting campaign is in an active phase-more than 101 million tons of grain have been harvested. Harvesting rates and yield indicators are significantly higher than in 2019.

For 7 months of 2020, the production of livestock, poultry and milk increased compared to the same period in 2019. In the food and processing industry, there was an increase in all major categories — the index of food production was 105.4%.

Every year, the state allocates a significant amount of funds to support the industry. In 2020, almost 337 billion rubles will be allocated for the development of agriculture and rural areas. The Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation, together with the subjects and agricultural producers, is working to improve the mechanisms, increasing the efficiency of using Federal budget funds.

Separately, the Minister focused on the work to improve the quality of life in rural areas, which is carried out within the framework of the state program “Integrated development of rural territories”, launched in 2020. 35.9 billion rubles are provided for its activities. According to the results of the first year, the effect of the state program will affect the territories where 4.9 million people live, which is 13% of the total rural population.

The hallmark of the state program was the mechanism of “rural mortgage”, which, according to Dmitry Patrushev, aroused interest among citizens. The tool has already been used by almost 17 thousand people in 80 regions of Russia. The volume of loans issued exceeded 33 billion rubles.

Among the strategic areas of work, the Minister outlined technological modernization, development of scientific and educational base, breeding base, increasing crop yields, putting agricultural land into circulation, as well as digital transformation of the agro-industrial complex.

“In the Kaliningrad region, the agro-industrial complex is one of the most important priorities of the regional state policy. We have significant opportunities for the development of the industry, which are related to the natural and climatic features of the region, the situation on the national and world markets of agricultural products,” Natalia Shevtsova said. — The industry is faced with the task not only to ensure food security and import substitution, but also to direct all efforts to increase export volumes.”

According to the Ministry of agriculture of the region, the region’s population is now fully self – sufficient in potatoes, 87% in eggs, 75% in meat and meat products, and 61% in vegetables. The population’s demand for whole milk is fully met, and the availability of deep-processed dairy products (cheeses, condensed milk, curd products) is 78%. The record year for Kaliningrad crop production was 2019, when the maximum yield of grain and rapeseed in the history of the region was obtained – 680 thousand tons and 118.7 thousand tons, respectively.

Thanks to the construction of new livestock complexes in the dairy and meat cattle breeding industries, the construction of pig farms
in the region, there is a dynamic growth in the gross production of milk and meat. From 2012 to 2020, annual gross milk production increased to 184.4 thousand tons, or 24 %. According to the results of work for 2019 in agricultural organizations of the region that are not related to small and medium-sized businesses, the yield per feed cow amounted to 8,764 kilograms, which puts the region in the top three for this indicator in Russia. The production of livestock and poultry for slaughter in live weight is growing every year. At the end of 2019, the production of livestock and poultry for slaughter in live weight in farms of all categories amounted to 93.2 thousand tons,which is 14% higher than the previous year.

In 2019, in comparison with 2014, the agricultural sector not only increased the regional level of self-sufficiency, but also doubled the volume of exports of food products and agricultural raw materials. The main exports from the Kaliningrad region are products of the fat and oil industry, cereals, fish and seafood. According to preliminary information, exports of fat and oil products in the first half of 2020 increased by 23 % compared to the same period last year.

With the growth of agricultural production, the share of the sector in the gross regional product also increased (according to preliminary data, up to 7 % in 2019).

At the end of the final meeting of the Board of the Ministry of agriculture, Dmitry Patrushev said that in recent years, the agro-industrial complex and the fisheries sector have shown steady growth due to state support, technology development and, of course, thanks to the hard work of farmers. Over the past few years, we have managed to change the perception of agriculture as an unprofitable and risky industry, and to form an understanding that it is a modern and profitable business.

A new dairy complex has been opened in the Kaliningrad region

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The ceremony on Thursday, July 16, was attended by the Minister of agriculture of the Russian Federation Dmitry Patrushev and Governor Anton Alikhanov.

The head of the Federal Ministry of agriculture paid a working visit to the Kaliningrad region, where he got acquainted with the production facilities of the Intergen Rus breeding and genetic center and took part in the opening ceremony of the Kashtanovka large dairy complex.

At the breeding and genetic center, the Minister together with the Governor assessed the equipment of a modern laboratory and the number of breeding bulls. Intergen Rus specializes in improving the quality characteristics of cattle genetic material for dairy cattle breeding. Currently, there are 12 Holstein-bred bulls kept here. in 2020, it is planned to expand the stock by another 30 bulls. This year, Intergen Rus LLC supplied genetic material for the production of up to 5,000 head of cattle in the Kaliningrad region and up to 2,000 heads outside the region. Currently, it is planned to send material for the production of up to 5,000 more heads in various regions of the country.

The center is also a supplier for the Kashtanovka dairy complex, which was built with the support of the Russian agricultural Bank.

During the opening ceremony of the enterprise, Dmitry Patrushev noted that this facility will soon have a significant positive impact on the development of animal husbandry in the Kaliningrad region. The complex is designed for 3,900 heads and meets the most modern requirements for the safety of the production process, provided with qualified personnel and a high level of automation. When reaching the design capacity, the company will be able to provide milk production at the level of 25 thousand tons annually.

The Minister stressed that the volume of milk production in Russia is increasing annually, which is provided by the hard work of farmers and state support measures.

“About 8 billion rubles were allocated from the Federal budget alone in 2019 to increase productivity in dairy farming. This year, this figure has been increased by one and a half times, ” Dmitry Patrushev said.

“Dairy farming is very important for us. For the region, this is a traditional industry, which, unfortunately, was almost lost in the nineties, but has begun to revive, and now we are making a big step. We discussed the prospects for the development of the industry in the region, and we very much hope that the Russian agricultural Bank will support dairy farming projects in our region, because we understand where to develop: processing, deepening processing, breeding and genetics, perhaps even export,” Anton Alikhanov said.

“The country’s self-sufficiency in the dairy industry is one of the priorities of the food security Doctrine. I am glad that with the introduction of a new dairy complex, the Kaliningrad region is now fully and reliably provided with dairy raw materials. And with the opening of the breeding and genetic center, it gets full independence from the import component in dairy production. This is a strategic issue for the region. Over the past decade, the Russian agricultural Bank has invested more than 420 billion rubles in the dairy industry, including production, processing, and specialized trade, and has helped implement more than 2,000 projects. We will continue to invest in the economy of the Kaliningrad region, so that it develops successfully, and Kaliningrad residents and other Russians always have high – quality, delicious and affordable products of domestic production on their tables,” said Boris Listov, Chairman of the Board of JSC “Rosselkhozbank”, who took part in the event.

On the territory of the Kashtanovka dairy complex, the head of the Ministry of agriculture and the Governor inspected a 110-head carousel milking parlor, which is the largest in the region and Europe, as well as a platform for keeping dairy herds and a maternity ward. The Minister expressed confidence that the relationship between innovative developments and high-tech production will give an additional impetus to the development of the entire dairy industry in the Kaliningrad region in the near future.

For reference:

The agro-industrial sector is one of the priority, dynamically developing areas of the Kaliningrad region’s economy. According to a number of industry indicators, the region is the leading one in Russia.

The region shows strong growth in all major sectors of livestock production. The main directions are dairy and meat cattle breeding, pig breeding, poultry farming.

In livestock farms of all categories, the total number of cattle totals more than 170 thousand heads, including the number of dairy cattle with a productivity of more than 74 thousand heads and meat of about 100 thousand heads. Since 2013, there has been an annual increase in the number of cattle by 10-13 %, including cows by 5-10 %.

In 2012, the Kaliningrad region created a branch of specialized beef cattle breeding from scratch. As of the beginning of 2020, the number of specialized beef cattle was 84.4 thousand heads.

Thanks to the construction of new livestock complexes in the dairy and meat industries, the construction of pig and poultry complexes in the region, there is a dynamic growth in gross milk and meat production. From 2012 to 2020, the annual gross milk production in the region increased to 184.4 thousand tons, or 24 %.

The high technological level of agricultural enterprises makes it possible to use the genetic potential of agricultural animals most effectively, which is reflected in the increase in productive indicators. According to the results of work for 2019 in agricultural organizations of the region that are not related to small and medium-sized businesses, the yield per feed cow was 8,764 kg, which puts the region in the top three in this indicator among the regions of Russia.

The Kaliningrad region is consistently among the leaders among Russian regions in terms of rapeseed and grain crop yields, thanks to the introduction of advanced technologies and the use of the latest breeding achievements. According to the results of last year, the region ranks first in Russia in terms of rapeseed yield (29.9 centners per hectare), and second in terms of wheat yield (49.5 centners per hectare). It should be noted that 2019 was a record year for Kaliningrad crop production, when the maximum yield of grain and rapeseed in the history of the region was obtained – 680 thousand tons and 118.7 thousand tons, respectively.

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Russian-Emirati food trade after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic

Against the background of food security risks associated with the pandemic, in 2020, the United Arab Emirates adopted Law No. 3 on the creation of strategic food reserves in emergencies, crises and natural disasters. The law provides for the creation of reserves through the efforts of food suppliers and distributors who undertake to create and replenish a strategic food supply, supply the market if necessary, and organize distribution in accordance with plans developed by the National emergency management office in coordination with the Ministry of economy of the United Arab Emirates. Under these conditions, there are additional opportunities to expand the share of Russian products in the UAE food market.

23.06.2020 G. The webinar “Russian-Emirati food trade after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic” was held. the event was Organized by the chambers of Commerce and industry of Moscow and Dubai with the support of the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation and The Russian food house in the UAE. The webinar was attended by representatives of Emirati and Russian government agencies responsible for the development of international trade and food exports.

The event was attended by Russian food producers and exporters, as well as trading companies in the UAE.



Mr.Omar Khan

Director of International offices of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Mr.Suren Vardanyan

Vice-president of Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Mr.Mohammed Bin Sulaiman

Senior Manager of the Business Relations Departament of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Mr.Dmitriy Krasnov

Head of the FGBU « Agroexport» (subdivision of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia)


Mr.Sergey Vologodskiy

Vice-president of the Russian Export Center (Federal export development agency of Russia)


Mr.Alexei Busev

Manager of the Russian Food House in Dubai, Chairman of the Russia – UAE Committee of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce & Industry


Mr. Khuri Issa

Managing director of Mirak Group, representative of the Dubai group of fruit and vegetable traders.




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