Most anti-science types at least establish a pretense of 'we distrust corporations' or 'this needs to be studied until we find someone to say GMOs are evil'. Not Russia. Irina Ermakova, vice president of Russia’s National Association for Genetic Safety says “it is necessary to ban GMO, to impose moratorium [on it] for 10 years. While GMO will be prohibited, we can plan experiments, tests, or maybe even new methods of research could be developed.”
That's like Russia telling journalists, 'You say we suppress freedom of speech. This is a lie and we cannot let you publish it.'
One Green Planet is, understandably, ecstatic that anyone with a science background is calling for a ban on GMOs. How very progressive of Russia! They also embraced Gilles-Eric Seralini, long after he was shown to be a hack.