Thomson ReutersFebruary 11, 2013 05:15
* Russia bans imports of U.S. meat from Feb. 11
* The move to jeopardise U.S. meat imports worth $0.5 bln
* Producers see protectionism as the move's primary purpose (Adds details, background)
MOSCOW, Feb 11 (Reuters) - A Russian ban on U.S. beef, pork and turkey imports coming into effect this month is likely to last for a long time, Gennady Onishchenko, the head of Russia's consumer safety watchdog, was quoted as saying by Interfax on Monday.