Bazaar On Cambridge Cuts Off Russian Imports In Light Of Ukraine Invasion

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A local market owned and operated by Russian members of the Boston community chose supporting Ukraine over potential profits.

Bazaar on Cambridge Street in Allston put signs on the front and back entrances of the store, saying that they will be ceasing all imports and purchases of Russian products. Already stocked Russian products, bought months ago, will be sold but not replaced once they're gone said Bazaar on Cambridge co-owner Sabina Roytman.

"I'm hoping that this is going to end. I am for peace. Every war is disaster. Simple people are always suffering. We know that and it's not right no matter what," Roytman said.

Roytman said that only about 5% of their items are from Russia, meaning there are plenty of other international goods available like beer from Germany or the Czech Republic.

Leaving Russia for a better life, Roytman said she supports Ukraine and hopes that the conflict ends soon.

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Similar decisions have been made in places around New England, like in New Hampshire, where Governor Chris Sununu barred Russian liquor from being sold at state outlets.

WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports.

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