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Things that are illegal to mail to Russia, by the USPS

Prohibitions (130)

Alcohol products and ethyl alcohol, beer.
Ammunition, and parts thereof.
Calls to extreme and terrorist activities or public justification of terrorism. So no FOX, MSNBC, or CNN footage then?
Currency of the Russian Federation; foreign currency. That's a shame.
Documents of current and personal correspondence and any correspondence exchanged by the persons not being the sender and recipient or a person residing therewith.
Electric fishing systems and equipment consisting of electric signal generators with connected conductors and accumulators (batteries), employed together to fish biological aquatic resources using electric current.
Equipment for fishing/catching the aqueous biological resources. why?
Explosives; inflammatory substances, blasting devices, and firing agents.
Hazardous wastes.
Indecent and immoral items. Aw man...
Items that by their nature or packaging may be hazardous for the postal personnel or ordinary population, or may soil or damage other mail units, postal equipment, or property of the third party.
Ready mesh fishing nets made from synthetic or other polyamide monothreads, with a thread diameter less than 0.5 mm and mesh size less than 100 mm (length of mesh at one side less than 50 mm).
Live animals (see exception for bees, leeches, and silkworms in the Restrictions list).
Materials containing Nazi ideas or symbols, or ideas or symbols that might be confused with those of Nazi ideology. LOL!
Narcotics, psychotropic substances, and precursors, including in drug form.
Ozone-depleting substances.
Pathogenic or potentially pathogenic organisms.
Perishable items.
Plant-protection products subject to the provisions of Annexes A and B to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants of May 22, 2001.
Poisonous substances other than precursors of narcotics and psychotropic substances.
Pornographic materials.
Precious stones of any kind or natural diamonds, except for jewelry.
Printed books, newspapers, pictures, and other products of the printing industry, manuscripts, and miscellaneous documents containing information that could be detrimental to State security, social order, public morals, or property rights, including intellectual property and other interests of natural and legal persons. So basically Snowden...
Printed or audiovisual materials that are manufactured or distributed in violation of the legal requirements on elections and referenda in member countries of the Eurasian Economic Community Customs Union.

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egapele's picture

Is this to facilitate the spread false propoganda to Russians?

And if so, by who?

The printed material ban is pretty scary.

Articles are a few months

Articles are a few months old, but I missed reading them at the time of print.

Southern Agrarian

UPS: ban on packages to Russia by private individuals

Private shipments
There is a temporary suspension on the import of non-document shipments sent by private individuals to private individuals in the Russian Federation. Any such shipments received will be automatically returned to the shipper. For shipments-Business to Consumer-(B2C)-please contact your sales contact to support a smooth set up of new B2C business.

The authorities in Russia recently communicated new Customs procedures impacting import shipments sent from business to private individuals in Russia (B2C). For more information please check 'Business to Consumer (B2C)'.

But can Russians ship to Americans?

Southern Agrarian