Russian black caviar keen to re-enter global market
In Soviet times the USSR was the world's leading supplier of black caviar - but these days you will struggle to find legally produced Russian caviar outside the country.
It introduced a strict export ban to protect the dwindling number of sturgeons in the Caspian Sea.
But now that ban has been partially lifted and Russian producers are keen to re-enter the global market.
The government thinks more state control will help achieve both goals: fight illegal fishing and increase exports.
Ekaterina Drobinina went to find out how the idea of a state monopoly on caviar goes down in the industry.
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25 Dec 2010