Russia Destroyed Banned European Cheeses with Bulldozers

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Think twice before you violate the ban on foods imported into Russia from the United States and the European Union.

President Vladimir Putin has started cracking down on illegal imports, and he has a showy way of getting rid of the banned cheese, Spanish ham, and produce.

Putin is requiring that the food be destroyed in front of witnesses, and that the destruction must also be recorded on video to prevent stealing and to make sure the food has actually been destroyed.

We’re not sure who decided the food should be steamrolled and bulldozed before being buried or burned, but it is a dramatic choice.