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Kremlin likely to lift ban on Georgia wine

The Kremlin is considering lifting the ban on Georgian wine. The ban was instigated in 2006 and stopped all imports of Moldovan and Georgian wine into Russia. The Kremlin denies the move was political and instead says that the quality of Georgian wine has improved considerably since the ban and that Russia had had to protect itself from being flooded with cheap, low quality wine.

The move had been condemned by Georgia as politically motivated, and illegal. A delegation will visit Georgia this month to discuss resuming the import of Georgian wine.