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Sanctions Impact in Russia


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2022 Mar 4, 11:05pm   8,527 views  291 comments

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Pay $1.81/gallon for gas
https://www.globalpetrolprices.com/Russia/gasoline_prices/?source=patrick.net

Gas in Russia is cheaper than Gas in Qatar or Bahrain or Saudi Arabia.

Unable to buy $30/lb luxury Italian Cheese, $30/bottle midrange French Wines, expensive German Audio Equipment... what will the Russians do with themselves?

Eat local cheese, drink local beer, and buy the same audio equipment from China that's on Amazon USA

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231   RWSGFY   2022 Aug 24, 8:06am  

ISTANBUL—The Biden administration warned Turkish businesses against working with sanctioned Russian institutions and individuals, intensifying U.S. pressure on a NATO ally that has maintained a strong relationship with Russia during its invasion of Ukraine.
...
The written warnings are an escalation of U.S. efforts to get Turkish institutions to comply with the international sanctions imposed on Russia following its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February.
233   Eric Holder   2022 Aug 25, 12:43pm  

Russian blogger (google-translated):

A small cold shower for lovers of cheap Russian oil hit one of the fairly large Indian refineries yesterday. Leading traders and banks have cut ties with India's Nayara Energy (49% owned by Rosneft) over ties to Russia.

The logic of the decision is simple: either you buy Russian oil, or you work with the rest of the world. The collective farm is a voluntary business, and this is your decision, we respect it. But in this case, live with your decision on your own, without us.

In fact, these are secondary sanctions - that is, restrictions that are imposed on those who ignore the primary sanctions.

The meaning of the sanctions against Nayara Energy is not even to force it to reconsider its decision, but to warn everyone else - and the rest, willy-nilly, will be forced to think about the topic: do we need it?

By the way, fears of secondary sanctions in many ways hinder the ardent desire of Chinese and Indian companies to take advantage of Russia's plight and grab a lot and on the cheap.

While they grab, but they do it without fanaticism and looking over the shoulder. After such a clear warning, they will start to look over their shoulder more often. If one or two more such warnings follow, then most likely the majority will understand that the benefit in this case is greatly exaggerated.


https://el-murid.livejournal.com/5212128.html
234   RWSGFY   2022 Aug 25, 7:22pm  

So much for "we'll divert and sell gas to Chyna":



Russia is burning off large amounts of natural gas

Experts say that the gas would previously have been exported to Germany.

They say the plant, which is near the border with Finland, is burning an estimated $10m (£8.4m) worth of gas every day.

The analysis by Rystad Energy indicates that around 4.34 million cubic metres of gas are being burned by the flare every day.

It's coming from a new liquified natural gas (LNG) plant at Portovaya, north-west of St Petersburg. The first signs that something was awry came from Finnish citizens over the nearby border who spotted a large flame on the horizon earlier this summer.

Portovaya is located close to a compressor station at the start of the Nordstream 1 pipeline which carries gas under the sea to Germany.

Supplies through the pipeline has been curtailed since mid-July, with the Russians blaming technical issues for the restriction. Germany says it was purely a political move following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

But since June, researchers have noted a significant increase in heat emanating from the facility thought to be from burning gas.

Russian energy company Gazprom may have intended to use that gas to make LNG at the new plant, but may have had problems handling it and the safest option is to flare it off.

235   Eric Holder   2022 Aug 26, 2:22pm  

MOSCOW, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Russian airlines, including state-controlled Aeroflot (AFLT.MM), are stripping jetliners to secure spare parts they can no longer buy abroad because of Western sanctions, four industry sources told Reuters.

The steps are in line with advice Russia's government provided in June for airlines to use some aircraft for parts to ensure the remainder of foreign-built planes can continue flying at least through 2025.
236   RWSGFY   2022 Sep 1, 12:54pm  

MOSCOW, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Ravil Maganov, the chairman of Russia's second-largest oil producer Lukoil (LKOH.MM), died on Thursday after falling from a hospital window in Moscow, two sources familiar with the situation said, becoming the latest in a series of businessmen to meet with sudden unexplained deaths.

The sources confirmed reports by several Russian media that the 67-year-old had plunged to his death, but the circumstances surrounding his fall were unclear.
237   Ceffer   2022 Sep 1, 1:35pm  

Russian hospitals have automated beds with spring launchers that roll automatically to the window for just this purpose. Russians are way ahead of us at using medical excuses for politics, KommieKunt Illuminism and all that.

Another oligarch gangster assassination by Putin et alia? I seriously wonder if it's the Russian government burning and blowing up their super yachts.
238   Eric Holder   2022 Sep 1, 1:49pm  

Ceffer says

I seriously wonder if it's the Russian government burning and blowing up their super yachts.


Except these things are confiscated and sold off by governments and Ruscist is not one of them. So no need to wonder.
239   Bd6r   2022 Sep 1, 2:02pm  

Ceffer says

I seriously wonder if it's the Russian government burning and blowing up their super yachts.

insurance fraud
240   RWSGFY   2022 Sep 1, 3:42pm  

Bd6r says

Ceffer says


I seriously wonder if it's the Russian government burning and blowing up their super yachts.

insurance fraud


Burn it and get cash before the fucking white elefant is confiscated? Makes sense.
242   RWSGFY   2022 Sep 2, 8:02am  

"In Soviet Russia, window see you out."
244   Ceffer   2022 Sep 2, 8:40am  

They let him have an executioner's last cigarette before launch.

I do wonder how these oligarch deaths tie in with the anti-Globalist agendas or if they do at all.
245   RWSGFY   2022 Sep 2, 9:20am  

Ceffer says

They let him have an executioner's last cigarette before launch.

I do wonder how these oligarch deaths tie in with the anti-Globalist agendas or if they do at all.


Who is the anti-globalist here? The guy who has declared an "unlimited partnership" with Chyna? That's the most hilarious thing ever.
246   Bd6r   2022 Sep 2, 12:16pm  

@RWSGFY,

this oligarch participated in real-life meme:

247   RWSGFY   2022 Sep 2, 2:18pm  

Bd6r says


@RWSGFY,

this oligarch participated in real-life meme:




He spoke against the war last March, iirc.
248   RWSGFY   2022 Sep 3, 6:23pm  

RWSGFY says

Bd6r says



@RWSGFY,

this oligarch participated in real-life meme:




He spoke against the war last March, iirc.


https://www.lukoil.com/PressCenter/Pressreleases/Pressrelease?rid=577636
249   richwicks   2022 Sep 3, 7:56pm  

Bd6r says


@RWSGFY,

this oligarch participated in real-life meme:




Sanctions will never be dropped.

This is stupid.

Sanctions will only be dropped provided Russia allows the ECB and Federal Reserve to take them over.

I'm so tired of people pretending that sanctions have anything to do with "human rights". That's complete bullshit, and you know it, I know it, everybody knows it.

Another thing, Russia's energy sector is NOT collapsing. They just halved their production and doubled their profits. Oil is a fungible commodity. They'll just sell it to China and China will export it to Europe - with a profit. All this is doing is hurting Europeans and Americans. It's entirely stupid. There's no real war in Ukraine, but there's a real war of governments against their own people.
250   Booger   2022 Sep 4, 5:13pm  

Russia has come to love Western sanctions so much, it's even imposing them on itself.
251   Bd6r   2022 Sep 4, 8:17pm  

richwicks says

Sanctions will never be dropped.

Link?
252   richwicks   2022 Sep 6, 2:20am  

Bd6r says

richwicks says


Sanctions will never be dropped.

Link?


Name ONE TIME the United States EVER dropped sanctions on ANY nation in the last 20 years.

I follow this shit.

The US NEVER ends sanctions, ever. Our government is a bunch of fucking liars.
253   Bd6r   2022 Sep 6, 10:23am  

richwicks says

The US NEVER ends sanctions, ever.

Here ya go for yandex challenged:

US ends sanctions program on Burundi, noting reforms

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-united-states-antony-blinken-kenya-east-africa-5820adb1254b135f596b2bd84cadac0b
255   Bd6r   2022 Sep 6, 10:36am  

A GESTURE OF GOOD WILL!
RWSGFY says


256   Eric Holder   2022 Sep 12, 9:16pm  

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/energy-environment/russian-budget-surplus-nearly-evaporated-in-august-amid-energy-war-with-europe

Quote:
According to preliminary figures released by Russia’s finance ministry on Monday, the country’s budget surplus narrowed to around $2.3 billion in August, less than half of the roughly $8 billion reported from January to July.

Oil and gas revenues, which made up roughly half of Moscow’s total budget revenues so far in 2022, were also down 18% compared to the same period last year, according to the data.
257   RWSGFY   2022 Sep 13, 9:06am  

Bloomberg News
September 13, 2022, 6:16 AM PDT
Russia’s energy revenues shrank in August to the lowest in more than a year as Western sanctions over Ukraine prompted the Kremlin to sell discounted oil and squeeze gas flows to Europe.

The refusal to buy Russian oil by some traditional customers in Europe means Moscow has been forced to sell oil at a steep discount in Asian markets, depriving it of the full benefit of higher prices. While August saw record-high spot gas prices in Europe, gas levies, which take up a smaller share in the budget, couldn’t fully offset lower oil revenues. State-run Gazprom PJSC has significantly cut gas exports to Europe this summer, blaming sanctions for capped flows.

Russia’s oil and gas revenues, which account for more than a third of nation’s budget, fell to 671.9 billion rubles ($11.1 billion) last month, the lowest since June 2021, according to Finance Ministry’s data published Monday. That’s a drop of almost 13% from July. It’s also a 3.4% decline from a year ago, even though Urals crude prices rose almost 10%.


NOOOOO! RUSCIA IS GETTING RICHER!!!!!
258   RWSGFY   2022 Sep 18, 9:11pm  

Let's hear some "bridges, not walls, reeeeeee!"...

Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have banned the entry of Russians into their countries.

The Russians won’t be let in, even if they have a tourist visa issued by another Schengen state.

🇵🇱🇪🇪🇱🇻🇱🇹🇺🇦




https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1571643760819200000
259   richwicks   2022 Sep 18, 9:48pm  

Bd6r says


richwicks says


The US NEVER ends sanctions, ever.

Here ya go for yandex challenged:

US ends sanctions program on Burundi, noting reforms

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-united-states-antony-blinken-kenya-east-africa-5820adb1254b135f596b2bd84cadac0b



From that article:

"Sanctions and visa restrictions on 11 people designated under the program have been lifted,"

This is why I ignore "mainstream 'news'"

I bet you really struggled to find that as well. Good effort. 11 people. Wow.

The US imposed a drug embargo on Iraq for 10 years that resulted in an estimated death of 1/2 million children.
260   ad   2022 Sep 18, 9:50pm  

RWSGFY says

Russia’s energy revenues shrank in August to the lowest


China and India will exploit this to buy cheaper oil from Russia.
261   Eric Holder   2022 Sep 20, 4:31pm  

ad says

RWSGFY says


Russia’s energy revenues shrank in August to the lowest


China and India will exploit this to buy cheaper oil from Russia.


Already do. The discount is said to be ~30% (that's on top of the common Urals discount).
262   Eric Holder   2022 Sep 20, 4:32pm  

Ruscia market drops faster than Kim Kardashians underwear at a NBA game..


https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1572334387219533827

The Russian stock market plummeted by nearly 9% today.

Something is brewing in Moscow and the oligarchs are aware of it.


263   Eric Holder   2022 Sep 20, 7:05pm  

The Russian rail system is being starved of rolling stock because of a shortage of roller bearings for their axles. Some 10,000 railway cars were pulled offline because of a bearing shortage in August with another 20,000 expected to be sidelined in the next two months. Repair facilities are unable to repair them because of the shortage. This represents about 20-30% of Russian rail cars of all types

Russian imports about half of the bearings it uses in heavy industry. In May, Russian truck manufacturers like the GAZ group, KAMAZ and UAZ had to stop their production because of these shortages. Premium bearing makers like SKF(Sweden), Schaeffler(Germany), NSK(US) and Timken(US) have either closed facilities in Russia and moved them elsewhere to countries like Poland or sold off their assets to private individuals inside Russia.

Russia moves much of its freight by rail, especially heavy equipment like tanks, APCs, and artillery. It also moves coal by rail and this shortage will affect the ability of Russia to make promised deliveries of coal to China. One of the bearing types in short supply is Cassette-type bearings fitted to rail cars with large axial loads. These are mostly used for coal transportation in Russia.

This problem with rolling stock being out of service for a lack of roller bearings will have a ripple effect on Russian industries like transportation, military hardware, trucks and cars, communications, and the production of consumer goods. Almost all heavy machinery used in manufacturing uses bearings of some kind.

Russia is looking to resource these bearings from Asian countries but will face significant quality problems in doing so. The manufacture of roller bearings requires specially treated steel and a very precise process of milling and finishing. It is doubtful China or India would be able to make roller bearings to these specifications or the Russians would already be buying them.

The Russian railway system is 98% state-owned and employs some 750,000 people.



https://sofrep.com/news/sitrep-russian-rail-sidelined-by-sanctions/

Also it is reported that Ukie has captured shitload of Ruscist rail cars and locomotives in Izum.
264   AmericanKulak   2022 Sep 20, 7:46pm  

China doesn't produce ball bearings for it's own rails?
265   richwicks   2022 Sep 20, 7:53pm  

Eric Holder says

Already do. The discount is said to be ~30% (that's on top of the common Urals discount).


Source?

Oil is a fungible commodity. A 30 PERCENT discount is a MASSIVE incentive for smuggling.
266   Bd6r   2022 Sep 20, 7:55pm  

richwicks says

From that article:

"Sanctions and visa restrictions on 11 people designated under the program have been lifted,"

This is why I ignore "mainstream 'news'"

I bet you really struggled to find that as well. Good effort. 11 people. Wow.

You said: US has never lifted sanctions.
I provided a link that shows US has lifted sanctions.
You were wrong.
One or more of the following would help: choosing a more careful or precise language, laying off booze, or taking prescribed meds.
267   richwicks   2022 Sep 20, 8:09pm  

Bd6r says

You said: US has never lifted sanctions.


11 people isn't "sanctions".

See, what sanctions are, is when the US deprives a country of medicine, food, etc, and kills a couple hundred 1000 people in the hopes they'll overturn their government. What it instead does is create solidarity and make people justifiable hate my stupid fucking government. That's all it does.

That's why you have the old fucking cunt Madeline Albright saying having 1/2 million children DIE in Iraq was worth it for sanctions.


original link


Hope that cunt is roasting in hell.

The US purposely killed 1/2 million children in Iraq - for what?

Bd6r says

I provided a link that shows US has lifted sanctions.
You were wrong.


On ELEVEN people. It's wasn't even sanctions.

It's like did we go through a pandemic, sure, if you accept an entirely new definition of what a "pandemic" is.
268   Bd6r   2022 Sep 20, 8:17pm  

richwicks says

It's wasn't even sanctions.

Sanctions is whatever Richwicks defines as sanctions? Sounds similar to new woke definitions...or new definitions of pandemic.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sanctions
269   Bd6r   2022 Sep 20, 8:19pm  

richwicks says

The US purposely killed 1/2 million children in Iraq - for what?

Irrelevant to present discussion about lifting of sanctions. WHAT ABOUT OPPRESSING NEGROES? WHAT ABOUT BIDET BEING SENILE?
270   richwicks   2022 Sep 20, 8:31pm  

Bd6r says

richwicks says


It's wasn't even sanctions.

Sanctions is whatever Richwicks defines as sanctions? Sounds similar to new woke definitions...or new definitions of pandemic.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sanctions


Sanctions isn't 11 fucking people. That's a vendetta.

Bd6r says

richwicks says


The US purposely killed 1/2 million children in Iraq - for what?

Irrelevant to present discussion about lifting of sanctions. WHAT ABOUT OPPRESSING NEGROES? WHAT ABOUT BIDET BEING SENILE?


Don't tell me fucking with 11 people is "sanctions".

You want to believe that horse-shit - go ahead, but don't expect me to.

I'm pointing out that NOTHING Russia will do short of collapsing will end US sanctions against Russia. Russia would be stupid to even care. Russia should just end all their cooperation with Europe and the United States. They don't need anything from either economies, fuck it.

They've tried to work with these assholes quite diligently for 20 fucking years, it's a waste of time. You just have a bunch of madman assholes like Victoria Nuland to deal with. Negotiation is pointless. We're not the America of the 1980's, there's NOTHING the US produces that Russia needs at this point, same with Europe. Nothing at all.

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