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Sanctions Impact in Russia


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2022 Mar 4, 11:05pm   12,929 views  338 comments

by AmericanKulak   ➕follow (7)   💰tip ($0.34 in tips)  

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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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.
271   Eric Holder   2022 Oct 5, 10:42am  

Russia started selling metals to Asia at a 50% loss. Profitability has become "negative," the Russian Steel Association said.


NEGATIVE PROFITABILITY IS STILL PROFITABILITY!!!!!
272   Misc   2022 Oct 5, 10:27pm  

At last count, Russia's GDP dropped about 4% on an annualized basis.

For the average American worker, his wages dropped by about 3.6% after factoring in inflation.

Europe's masses are really getting hurt.

Funny how it is always peasants that suffer from trade sanctions. The elites are doing just fine.
273   richwicks   2022 Oct 5, 10:34pm  

Eric Holder says

Russia started selling metals to Asia at a 50% loss. Profitability has become "negative," the Russian Steel Association said.


NEGATIVE PROFITABILITY IS STILL PROFITABILITY!!!!!


Who claimed this?

Look, without a link at this point, it should be discarded. This is probably bullshit regardless. Why would Russia sell a commodity at a loss? They can just stockpile it. It's silly. This is conceivable if Russia is getting payback in someway, say, China is paying for the construction of a pipeline or has agreed to an economic partnership of some sort.
274   AmericanKulak   2022 Oct 5, 10:36pm  

Several things are clear:

1. The Fourth Reich f**ked Europe with Energy Policy, they will learn nothing of course.
2. The Russian Army has a long way to go and something - or multiple things - are very wrong with it.
3. NATO means North American Taxes Only, since the US is giving 6-7X the aid to Ukraine that European Members (Most also members of the G-7) combined are giving, in Europe.
4. We don't have a Pro-American Geopolitical Strategy. We should be insisting Europe build LNG ports for US gas right now or be talking about tariffs/reducing NATO commitments.
275   richwicks   2022 Oct 6, 12:03am  

AmericanKulak says

We should be insisting Europe build LNG ports for US gas right now or be talking about tariffs/reducing NATO commitments.


No. NATO should be in negotiations to end this war, and at the same time building alternative energy sources.

They shouldn't be dependent on a single source, but at the same time, they should be trying to end this stupid war.

The problem is Europe is run by traitors, traitors controlled by the US intelligence agencies. They don't care about their population.
276   Misc   2022 Oct 6, 1:13am  

European countries simply don't have the funds to do anything extra. Sure, it would be nice if they could increase their defense spending, throw away some more money to the Ukies and suddenly increase the amount of oil/gas they get from other sources. Nope, they are going to have to nationalize most everything.

They are looking at spending an extra $2 trillion dollars next year for energy. The US spends about $800 billion for our entire defense budget. European prosperity is going under the bus. Some people/industries are simply going to have to do without power coming up fairly soon. (The German elites managed to offload Porshe to gullible people) but for the most part heavy industry is gonna simply shut down in Europe. Bills, lots of bills are simply not going to be paid. Right now, the Europeans have a 10% inflation rate and the ECB discount rate is .75%. Many European countries simply rely on money printing to pay their current bills (Italy I'm looking at you). There is going to be massive amounts of defaults which will destroy their financial system or massive amounts of money printing, which will destroy their financial system.

It will be interesting to see how they determine who gets what and why.

https://fortune.com/2022/09/06/europe-energy-bills-soar-two-trillion-2023-goldman/
278   cisTits   2022 Oct 7, 1:53pm  

Misc says

European countries simply don't have the funds to do anything extra


...and within 18mos to 2 years, they won't have shit to do squat with for anything. Because of Demographic and Industrialization collapse.

China will be worse. They will have to move people en masse out from the cities into the rice paddies just to be able to feed most of them.
279   Patrick   2022 Oct 13, 11:52pm  

cisTits says

Because of Demographic and Industrialization collapse.


The first is 100% due to feminism.

The second is due to elites outsourcing most manufacturing to China.
280   Hugh_Mongous   2022 Oct 19, 10:38pm  

Russian railways are running low on cassette bearings and have taken 10,000 freight cars out of service, with 200,000 more at risk. This is serious, since Russia is heavily dependent on rail transport.


https://twitter.com/UndercoverDane/status/1582050628989517824
281   richwicks   2022 Oct 19, 10:43pm  

Hugh_Mongous says



Russian railways are running low on cassette bearings and have taken 10,000 freight cars out of service, with 200,000 more at risk. This is serious, since Russia is heavily dependent on rail transport.


https://twitter.com/UndercoverDane/status/1582050628989517824



Twitter is a controlled propaganda site. I don't know why you pay attention to it. CNN may as well have said this.

Also, don't know much about trains, but I am competent on bikes - cassette bearings on what you have on your wheels. I've packed bearings before and I'm pretty certain China makes this sort of stuff. It's not hard to make a metal ball. It does have to be very close to being round.
282   Hugh_Mongous   2022 Oct 19, 10:48pm  

richwicks says
It's not hard to make a metal ball. It does have to be very close to being round.


ROTFLMAO.
283   richwicks   2022 Oct 19, 10:56pm  

Hugh_Mongous says

richwicks says

It's not hard to make a metal ball. It does have to be very close to being round.


ROTFLMAO.


What I mean is that a ball bearing that isn't very close to being a sphere will quickly wear down to one that is, and leave a bunch of particles of metal that will grind down the rest of the ball bearings.
284   rocketjoe79   2022 Oct 19, 11:36pm  

No ball bearing makers (SKF, FAG, Timken, Nachi, etc.) produce their own balls. They buy from other mass producers like NN and Hoover.
Roller bearings are made with various roller shapes. Cylindrical, Spherical or Tapered Roller Bearings for have all been successful for railway.
285   Peter P   2022 Oct 19, 11:56pm  

China has good DACs and streamers but they don't have amplifiers and speakers that are comparable to MBL or Burmester.

If you want a headphone system China has everything you need.
286   RWSGFY   2022 Oct 25, 9:33am  

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Inflationary expectations for the year ahead among Russian households rose in October to 12.8% from 12.5% in September, the central bank said in a report on Tuesday, just days before it is due to make a decision on its key interest rate.

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