Switzerland was the only European country not to join the Western sectoral sanctions against Russia and continued to supply Russia cheese, dairy and meat products. In February 2015, Rosselkhoznadzor officially allowed eight Swiss companies to export cheeses and sausages to Russia. There are plans to issue permits to another five exporters of cheese and ready meat products in November.
In addition, Switzerland has continued the large-scale cultural project "Made in Switzerland," which was launched in Russia in 2013. Leading musicians, artists, film directors and writers who represent modern Switzerland on the world stage visited Russia for tours and master classes as part of this project.