Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Friday, August 22, 2014

Behind the stated reasons…

Would anyone accept a wager that the real reason behind the Russian government's pressures on McDonald's in that country have more to do with international relations than concern for public health?

Russia watchdog shuts four McDonald's in Moscow
Russia's main consumer watchdog has temporarily shut four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow as part of an investigation into food standards.

Watchdog Rospotrebnadzor claimed the restaurants had breached "numerous" sanitary laws…
The watchdog also announced checks at McDonald's in the Urals, in central Russia, said the Itar-Tass news agency.

The Moscow closures and the unscheduled Urals checks come amid rising tensions between Russia and the West over the crisis in the Ukraine…

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