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Peace Through Tomatoes?

Sunscreen.Dictator to Dictator.Last year, our staff wondered if Russia’s love of vodka and lemon could broker a peace between them and Turkey, and while since there’s been a de-escalation of tension between the two countries, there still needs to be a little something else for a lasting peace.

Enter Turkish Tomatoes.

Putin has already lifted the sanctions on Turkish carnations, plums, onions, oranges, strawberries, pears, tangerines, cucumbers, apricots, apples, peaches, grapes, and broccoli, but yet, he still refuses to allow their tomatoes to cross his borders.

Why should Russia go back to their 2015 levels of importing 380,000 tons of tomatoes from Turkey? Well, for all of the Russians out there looking to soak up some of that Sochi sun, fresh tomato juice is the ultimate cure for lobster-esque burns.Forget the olive branch, it’s tomatoes for peace.

If applied topically, tomato juice works quickly to reduce inflammation, alleviate redness, and soothes crispified skin.

Alternatively, when just added to your daily bowl of borscht, tomatoes, which are loaded with lycopene, boosts your skin’s ability to stave off UV rays.

Come on, President Putin, summer is coming. Let your people have Turkish tomatoes. 

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  • Guest (Niki)

    Move over olive branch!:D Yes!

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  • Guest (Calle)

    Why hasn't Putin taken tomatoes off the sactioned list, when he's let everything else go?

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