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INSIGHT - RUSSIA/HEALTH - restrictions for swine flu control

Released on 2012-05-10 01:00 GMT

Email-ID 5539804
Date 2009-04-28 14:01:53

ATTRIBUTION: Stratfor sources in the Kremlin
SOURCE DESCRIPTION: One of the top within the Kremlin circle

We have no cases thus far and I mean that. I am not just telling you that.

As you mentioned we have already stopped all meat shipments form the
Western Hemisphere. No meat from South, Central or North America after the
package date of April 21 will be allowed in the country. We are
considering cutting all meat shipments from any region, but will watch the
next few days before we take that step. Also, if the West can get this
flue under control we could open up our meat imports in as soon as one

Anyone on a plane that has anyone coming from the US, Canada or Mexico is
being checked for the Swine Flue. We are lucky that there are no direct
flights from Mexico to Russia, but it has also made it difficult to screen
those passengers that have been from Mexico and stopped off in Europe or
other destinations before arriving in Russia. But it does not matter if
the plane stopped in a different location, but everyone on board will have
their temperatures checked with contact-free heat sensors. The same for
their luggage. Any plane arriving in Russia is being sprayed with
disinfectant upon arrival and unused meal in any plane arriving in Russia
is being destroyed.

We understand such outbreaks and have taken measures similar to this when
Avian flue broke out in Asia and we are constantly battling Bovine Fever
in the Caucasus from Africa.

Lauren Goodrich
Director of Analysis
Senior Eurasia Analyst
T: 512.744.4311
F: 512.744.4334