American farmer among the winners in the year since Russia was hit by US and EU sanctions

April 1, 2015 6:34 AM

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American farmer among the winners in the year since Russia was hit by US and EU sanctions

In this handout photo taken on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, Justus Walker, center, poses with his family for a family photo near the eastern Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. A Kansas-born farmer who uses his Siberian dairy smallholding to support his missionary work, Walker is among the winners in the year since Russia was hit by US and EU sanctions. He shot to fame in August, shortly after the Russian government banned food imports from the U.S. and much of Europe in response to what Russia says are unjustified sanctions against it over the Ukraine conflict. (AP Photo/ Justus Walker/ HO) (The Associated Press)

In this photo taken on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, a seller speaks on his mobile in a hall of a mall trading in electronics and home appliances in Moscow, Russia. The first economic sanctions were implemented in March last year. In the summer and early fall, the U.S. and EU broadened sanctions to effecti...

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