A typically New Year-time contraband was arrested on the Primorye section of the Russian-Chinese border, reported the press center of the Pacific regional department of Russia's Federal Border Service.
Examining a Chinese passenger coach returning from Russia to China, border guards discovered live vipers in boxes stuffed with fruit and vegetables. Apparently, the vipers would have been cooked and served at the New Year table: dishes made of snakes are considered a treat in Asia and one of the best and most expensive New Year treats.
Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov announced a possible move that Russia can take in response to new US sanctions
When the bill was submitted to Congress on August 2, the reason for imposing the new sanctions on Russia was based on Russia's alleged interference in the US presidential election in 2016, but then something clicked