It is often stressed here that in Russia economy and politics are far from independent from each other. Big companies can end up being nationalised for heaven knows what reason. There's no way of excluding the statement that the government does maintain control over the economy. However, the fact that the official reason for forbidding Lithuanian milk export is rarely mentioned. Russian authorities claim that they found antibiotics in these products. A friend of my colleague, working in the milk industry, says that the only way to avoid E's (chemicals) is to use either radiation or antibiotics. I'm not sure what's worse. So Russian authorities have every right to forbid it, and I think Lithuanian authorities should do the same.