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Grocery shopping in Russia with before and after price comparison:https://youtu.be/BUFMSNgNh3s?source=patrick.net Looks a lot like Bidenflation.
Booger saysGrocery shopping in Russia with before and after price comparison:https://youtu.be/BUFMSNgNh3s?source=patrick.net Looks a lot like Bidenflation.I thought it was going to be 1000+% increases.
It's not a sanction.It's a special economics operation.
Honestly, the US just keeps fucking up over and over.Because of these sanctions, we are going to have Russia, China, and India close together, and the US petrodollar is toast.
Can I really be smarter than an intelligence group?
richwicks saysCan I really be smarter than an intelligence group?I think groups of people can be remarkably stupid, more stupid than any normal person.
I think groups of people can be remarkably stupid, more stupid than any normal person.
Indian State Oil Company announces 2nd multimillion barrel oil purchase from Russia.https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/india-buys-russian-oil-pressure-sanctions-83522091?source=patrick.net
Their Russian oil imports are still less than 1% of total imports.
Blue saysTheir Russian oil imports are still less than 1% of total imports. Last year. It won't change quickly, but if they keep getting deals, it's hard to pass up double digit percentages under the market rate. In the mid 90s, people said the same about Chinese Imports. "Just wait until the Chinese buy American made Caterpillars in the next few years - it'll balance out, you'll see, Free Trade Heretic!"
Russia’s oil exports shriveled by more than a quarter in the week March 17-23 compared with the prior week, according to industry data.The country’s average daily shipments reached 495,300 tons, down 26.4% from the week before, according to figures seen by Bloomberg. That’s equivalent to about 3.63 million barrels a day. While the data didn’t indicate any reasons for the change, the sharp decline came as Russia faces a growing movement by many of its usual customers to find alternative energy supplies after the country’s invasion of Ukraine. Only a handful of nations -- including the U.S. and the U.K. -- have imposed explicit bans on imports of Russian oil. Still, many of the country’s traditional customers have undertaken a self-imposed buyers’ strike in response to the war. Major companies from Shell Plc to TotalEnergies SE have said they intend to phase out purchases of crude and fuel from Russia.The decline in exports was at least partly driven by lower volumes from Russia’s ports on the Baltic Sea and in the Asia-Pacific region, according to loadings data.Total oil production over the period was little changed, dropping 0.3% from the week before, the output numbers show. The nation pumped about 11.08 million barrels a day on average in the period, according to Bloomberg calculations.
Comparing USSR to modern Russia: Russia is smaller and weaker, it is more dependent on the West.
For what? Financial fraud and endless wars?
I've really been enjoying using cash everywhere. Clerks are often surprised.
Latest news: Russia relaxes auto manufacturing standards to allowing cars w/o airbags, w/o cat converters, w/o ABS/ESC and adhering to emission regulations less strict than Euro-1.
Eric Holder saysLatest news: Russia relaxes auto manufacturing standards to allowing cars w/o airbags, w/o cat converters, w/o ABS/ESC and adhering to emission regulations less strict than Euro-1.We need that here too.
Germany mulls nationalization of Gazprom, Rosneft units – HandelsblattBy:ReutersUpdated: Mar 31, 2022, 11:20 PDT•1min readBERLIN (Reuters) – The German economy ministry is considering expropriation of Gazprom and Rosneft units in the country amid concerns about security of energy supply, business daily Handelsblatt reported on Thursday, citing government sources.The discussions between top ministry officials and Chancellor Olaf Scholz aim to prevent massive power cuts if either of these companies, which are systemically important for Germany, gets into difficulties, the newspaper reported.Both companies are irreplaceable on the German energy market with Gazprom Germania operating large gas storage facilities and Rosneft Deutschland being a key player in the petrol, diesel and kerosene refinery markets, Handelsblatt reported.At the same time, the companies risk a “technical bankruptcy” as banks and business partners have been distancing themselves from companies with Russian owners since Western sanctions against Russia came into force, Handelsblatt said.Gazprom Germania, Rosneft Deutschland and the German economy ministry could not be immediately reached for comment.(Reporting by Zuzanna Szymanska; Editing by Sandra Maler)
The Syrian conflict lasted about 10 years.
still1bear saysComparing USSR to modern Russia: Russia is smaller and weaker, it is more dependent on the West. For what? Financial fraud and endless wars? What does the West produce today? Electronics are made in China and those are toys nobody needs a newer, better, television. In fact, the TV you have right now can last forever. You now what is going to fail on it? A capacitor and when it does, you're going to throw it away. It will be a $1.00 part that is EASY to find, because the enclosure will be bulging out. Easy fix if you can't get a new teeeveee.The USSR needed GRAIN back in the day. What do they need from the United States today?India is a good trading partner with them, they are getting along PRETTY well with China. Russia has MASSIVE amounts of resources beyond just energy. Ukraine still produces a lot of food though, THAT might create a problem, a...
New cars in Russia rose by an average of 40% in March against the backdrop of devaluation and suspension of deliveries. The most significant rise in prices - up to 60% - affected premium cars, the supply of which to the Russian Federation is limited not only due to problems with logistics, but also the sanctions of the United States, the EU and Japan. So far, the dealers' warehouses have not been empty, but due to high prices and a drop in real incomes of the population, demand has already fallen - the traffic of car dealerships is minimal. Some dealers are talking about a 60% drop in sales in March and expect it to get worse.
Air India stops selling tickets for flights to RussiaIndian airline Air India has stopped selling tickets from Delhi to Moscow and back
You know guys been thinking about it. We were constantly bombarded with "covid gonna kill everyone" shit and that's really all we talked about, because we knew it was all bullshit. Well, they swapped Ukraine in, overnight got rid of masks... and now we talking about Russia/Ukraine all day long.Fuck it, I don't want to even pay attention to this shit anymore. I got my own fucking problems to deal with, and a move to plan. Just telling you guys, this is weird shit how they 1984 style move us from one crisis to next. It's like America has become a controlled environment.
Well, they swapped Ukraine in, overnight got rid of masks... and now we talking about Russia/Ukraine all day long.
FortWayneAsNancyPelosiHaircut saysWell, they swapped Ukraine in, overnight got rid of masks... and now we talking about Russia/Ukraine all day long.It's called the Overton Window. I actually regard the Ukraine war as basically yet another distraction. I wonder what fuckery our government is up to during times like these?
Obviously, our government has hired Pooty-poot to distract us from FortWhine's problems, duh.
Fuck it, I don't want to even pay attention to this shit anymore. I got my own fucking problems to deal with, and a move to plan. Just telling you guys, this is weird shit how they 1984 style move us from one crisis to next. It's like America has become a controlled environment.
Patrick saysI've really been enjoying using cash everywhere. Clerks are often surprised.Imagine trying to use one of these around town...
London (CNN Business)Russia has defaulted on its foreign debt because it offered bondholders payments in rubles, not dollars, credit ratings agency S&P has said.Russia attempted to pay in rubles for two dollar-denominated bonds that matured on April 4, S&P said in a note on Friday. The agency said this amounted to a "selective default" because investors are unlikely to be able to convert the rubles into "dollars equivalent to the originally due amounts."According to S&P, a selective default is declared when an entity has defaulted on a specific obligation but not its entire debt.Moscow has a grace period of 30 days from April 4 to make the payments of capital and interest, but S&P said it does not expect it will convert them into dollars given Western sanctions that undermine its "willingness and technical abilities to honor the terms and conditions" of its obligations.A full foreign currency default would be Russia's first in more than a century, when Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin repudiated bonds issued by the Tsarist government.Russia cannot access roughly $315 billion of its foreign currency reserves as a result of Western sanctions imposed following its invasion of Ukraine. Until last week, the United States allowed Russia to use some of its frozen assets to pay back certain investors in dollars. But the US Treasury has since blocked the country from accessing its reserves at American banks, part of its effort to ramp up pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin and further diminish his war chest.
Indian steel company Tata Steel has ended its cooperation with Russia, the company says in a statement.
Former Novatek top manager Sergey Protosenya, his wife and daughter were found dead in Spain, TASS reports with reference to the Telecinco TV channel.The bodies of three people were found on Tuesday in a house in the village of Lloret de Mar (province of Girona), but the police did not name either the names or the nationality of the deceased. But, according to the channel, we are talking about Protosen and his family.According to the channel, Protosenya owned a fortune of 400 million euros and lived in France. The family came to Spain for the Easter holidays.The police are considering a version according to which Protosenya could have killed his wife and daughter, and then committed suicide.On April 18, under similar circumstances, the former vice-president of Gazprombank Vladislav Avaev, his daughter and wife were found dead in Moscow. The bodies were found in an apartment on Universitetsky Prospekt - they were discovered by a relative who could not get through to the Avaevs for several days. According to investigators' preliminary version, Avaev shot his wife and 13-year-old daughter with a pistol and then committed suicide. The police made this conclusion because the weapon was in Avaev's hands. The door was locked from the inside, no traces of other persons being in the house during the shooting were found. The GSU TFR qualified the incident under Part 2 of Art. 105 of the Criminal Code - the murder of two or more persons.On February 25, 61-year-old Alexander Tyulyakov, deputy general director of the Gazprom Unified Settlement Center for corporate security, was found dead in a cottage near St. Petersburg. Previously, he served as Deputy General Director for Corporate Security and Human Resources at Gazprom Transgaz St. Petersburg, which was involved in the export and transportation of fuel to several Russian regions. Police determined that the man committed suicide. There was a note next to his body.In January, in the same village, the 60-year-old top manager of Gazprom, Leonid Sh., who also previously worked at Gazprom Transgaz, committed suicide and left a suicide note.
I always thought that the pandemic was a cover for some economic problem,
richwicks saysI always thought that the pandemic was a cover for some economic problem,I assumed shutting down the country was to tank the economy and get Trump out of office.