Russia is one of Moldova's main markets, and wine is one of the most important exports in this largely agricultural country, accounting for about 30 percent of Moldova's gross domestic product. Moldova is the poorest country in Europe.
On March 27, Russia banned wine imports from Moldova and Georgia saying it needed to protect consumers from poor quality wine. Before the ban, Moldova sold 80 percent of its wine to Russia, the AP reports.
After it turned out that Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov included the Fonbet betting company in the list of backbone enterprises that can count on state support, everyone started talking about these bookmakers.