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Sanctions Impact in Russia


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2022 Mar 4, 11:05pm   60,693 views  419 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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339   RWSGFY   2023 Mar 7, 9:54am  

(Bloomberg) -- Russia’s oil and gas revenue almost halved in February after Western restrictions on crude and petroleum products took effect and gas exports to Europe fell.
Tax revenue from oil and gas plunged 46% in February from a year ago to 521 billion rubles ($6.91 billion), the Finance Ministry said on Friday. Proceeds from crude oil and petroleum products — which accounted for over two thirds of energy tax revenue last month — fell by 48% to 361 billion rubles, according to Bloomberg calculations.

The drop in contributions to the nation’s budget comes after the price of Urals crude — Russia’s key export blend — has fallen to a significant discount compared to the Brent benchmark. The European Union banned most seaborne imports of crude and petroleum products from Russia, and the Group of Seven industrialized nations imposed a price cap.
With the price of Urals oil averaging just over half of its value a year ago, Russia is seeking to gradually narrow the discount to Brent it uses to calculate taxes in an effort to boost revenue amid sanctions. Energy proceeds account for around at third of nation’s coffers, which are under pressure amid the rising cost of financing the war in Ukraine.

Gas revenue fell almost 42% in February from a year ago to 161 billion rubles, as even higher proceeds from the mineral extraction tax failed to make up for losses from export duties. Budget revenue from gas export duties fell 81% to 40 billion rubles after nation’s gas giant Gazprom PJSC reduced pipeline flows to Europe, historically its largest market, and the fuel price has significantly declined amid warmer-than-usual weather.


GETTING RICHER EVERY DAY!!!
341   stereotomy   2023 Mar 17, 10:58am  

When everyone plays with the kid who has the ball decide that the kid with the ball is really a spoiled petulant brat who always takes his ball and goes home at the slightest provocation, eventually, the other kids make due without the ball and find another game to play.
342   Bd6r   2023 Mar 17, 11:03am  

RWSGFY says


GETTING RICHER EVERY DAY!!!

OF COURSE, PATNET RUSSIA SPECIALISTS TOLD US SO!!!

IN OTHER PATNET SPECIALIST PREDICTIONS, UKRAINE HAS BEEN DEFEATED IN A WEEK AFTER NEVER BEING ATTACKED IN FIRST PLACE, PUTIN THE GREAT IS DEFINITELY NOT A MINOR-ATTRACTED PERSON DESPITE AMPLE PHOTO- AND VIDEO EVIDENCE, AND IS INSTEAD A SAVIOR OF CHRISTIANS AND WESTERN CIVILIZATION!!!
343   Eric Holder   2023 Mar 17, 11:17am  

stereotomy says

When everyone plays with the kid who has the ball decide that the kid with the ball is really a spoiled petulant brat who always takes his ball and goes home at the slightest provocation, eventually, the other kids make due without the ball and find another game to play.


BUT THAT BALL IS UNIQUE AND IRREPLACEABLE!!!! NOBODY ELSE HAS A BALL LIKE THAT!!!!!
344   RWSGFY   2023 Mar 18, 2:22pm  

TWO WEALTHIEST SOVIET OLYGHARCHS LAUGH AND THUMB THEIR NOSES AT STUPID INEFFECTIVE SANCTIONS AND PREDICT USA WILL RUN OUT OF MONEY IN 2023:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ycRnEBAhQog&pp=QAFIAQ%3D%3D
345   Eric Holder   2023 Mar 23, 12:15pm  

Part of the fleet of Superjet 100 passenger aircraft reportedly risks grounding over a lack of US-made spark plugs for the Franco-Russian SaM-146 engines.

The information was reported by the Telegram channel Aviatorshchina, a Russian telegram channel that regularly publishes insider stories from the aviation industry.

“Over the past 11 months, spark plugs have been supplied by PJSC UEC- Saturn from its reserves, but at the moment, PJSC UAC-Saturn has difficulties in providing this service,” a notice shared by the channel reads. “The current situation leads to the risk of stopping part of the airlines’ RRJ95 [another name for the SSJ100 – ed. note] aircraft fleet in the near future and the gradual complete cessation of flights of the entire fleet of RRJ-95 aircraft, which jeopardizes the implementation of the flight program for the transportation of passengers, including socially significant ones.”

Saturn, a subsidiary of the Russian state company United Engine Corporation, is one of the two companies forming PowerJet, a joint venture in charge of producing and supporting the SaM146, the sole engine powering the Sukhoi Superjet 100 airliner. The other company involved in the joint venture is the French engine manufacturer Safran.

Before sanctions were applied against Russian aviation in the aftermath of the invasion of Ukraine, engine spark plugs for the SaM-146 engines were manufactured by the US-based company Unison Industries.

In late March 2022, PowerJet, the Russian-French manufacturer of the SaM146 engines, said it would suspend its engine maintenance and repair services. A month later, several Russian airlines operating the Sukhoi Superjet 100 warned that they might have to ground the aircraft soon.

346   RayAmerica   2023 Mar 23, 2:12pm  

Biden just loves sanctions ...

Uganda Enacts Death Penalty for Gay Pedophiles, Biden Threatens Sanctions

The new legislation, which bans homosexuality, the promotion of homosexuality, and gives the death penalty to gay child-grooming pedophiles, “protects and safeguards the sovereignty of this country, the morals of this country, the culture, and we will always legislate for our people,” said Anita Annet, the Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, when the national legislature voted to pass the law on Wednesday.
https://nationalfile.com/uganda-enacts-death-penalty-for-gay-pedophiles-biden-threatens-sanctions/
347   Eric Holder   2023 Mar 23, 2:38pm  

RayAmerica says

Biden just loves sanctions ...

Uganda Enacts Death Penalty for Gay Pedophiles, Biden Threatens Sanctions

The new legislation, which bans homosexuality, the promotion of homosexuality, and gives the death penalty to gay child-grooming pedophiles, “protects and safeguards the sovereignty of this country, the morals of this country, the culture, and we will always legislate for our people,” said Anita Annet, the Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, when the national legislature voted to pass the law on Wednesday.
https://nationalfile.com/uganda-enacts-death-penalty-for-gay-pedophiles-biden-threatens-sanctions/


UGANDA BE KIDDING ME!
348   Eric Holder   2023 Mar 23, 3:32pm  

RayAmerica says

Uganda


So you insist on lumping Uganda and CCCP into one shithole category? Can't say I disagree....
349   richwicks   2023 Mar 23, 3:39pm  

Eric Holder says

RayAmerica says


Uganda


So you insist on lumping Uganda and CCCP into one shithole category? Can't say I disagree....


I think he's pointing out how ridiculous the US looks with their sanctions.

Other countries just have to ignore the United States, and it's not like we manufacture anything anyhow and the application of sanctions is for the most ridiculous bullshit every time, just makes the United States look vindictive and morally bankrupt.

China sent tents to Syria after their recent earthquake, just obviously a PR move, but the US military confiscated them. These are tents. There's a real winter in Syria.

Remember the "official reason" the US is attacking Syria is "Assad is gassing his own people, MURDERING his own people!!!!". Like the assholes in power give a shit about these people, at all. The US is just run by a bunch of fucking vindictive sociopathic assholes.
350   Eric Holder   2023 Mar 23, 3:48pm  

richwicks says

I think he's pointing out how ridiculous the US looks with their sanctions.


Looks like you're reading him wrong.

The only ridiculous thing here is the CCCP's rapid descent from the country with "the best edumacation in the world" and "second military in the world" into Ugandesque-level shortage of simple spare parts for anything more comlex than a horse-driven buggy and pulling Stailn-era* T-54 out of storage to send to the frontline.

You know where else T-54 are still being operated? Yes, Africa.

*) Not an exaggeration - T-54 was designed in 1947 and introduced into service in 1948.
351   richwicks   2023 Mar 23, 3:57pm  

Eric Holder says

richwicks says


I think he's pointing out how ridiculous the US looks with their sanctions.


Looks like you're reading him wrong.


He would have to indicate that to me, not you.

Eric Holder says

The only ridiculous thing here is the CCCP's


You insist on using stupid propaganda like this. It's like calling German's Nazis at this point. If you can't even correctly identify the fucking nation, after 30 years, what kind of credibility do you have at all?

Stop using dumb stupid propaganda. The reason you call it the CCCP is because you expect this to invoke a visceral reaction in people who remember the USSR, which isn't many to be honest, you'd have to be at least 45 years old to have any concept of what that nation was like.

Quit trying to push buttons, and reason instead. When you, or anybody, references the CCCP or the USSR, you just look stupid. Maxine Waters was talking about "the Soviet aggression" just a few years ago. She was pillared for this, because it made her look fucking stupid, and I think she is. These fuckers are so fucking old, they don't know what has happened in the last 30 years.
352   HeadSet   2023 Mar 23, 6:11pm  

richwicks says

Maxine Waters was talking about "the Soviet aggression" just a few years ago.

That cunt still thinks the Confederate States of America exists.
353   richwicks   2023 Mar 23, 6:12pm  

HeadSet says

richwicks says


Maxine Waters was talking about "the Soviet aggression" just a few years ago.

That cunt still thinks the Confederate States of America exists.


It's impossible to know if these people are this dumb, or they think Americans are so dumb, they still think the USSR exists.
354   RWSGFY   2023 Mar 31, 9:52pm  

Great summary of many things already covered in this thread: https://archive.ph/PSPAC
355   RWSGFY   2023 Mar 31, 10:00pm  

richwicks says


"the Soviet aggression"


If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck....

The token BS name change means diddly squat. They retained Soviet anthem, they retained KGB in power, they keep worshipping fucking mass murderer Joseph Stalin and the mummy of another mass murderer - Lenin - is still prominently displayed on the Red Square. And their military still flying red flags with hammer and sickle in battle. It's the same old CCCP with sane peeps in power pursuing same imperial goals using same methods.


356   AD   2023 Mar 31, 11:31pm  

richwicks says

When you, or anybody, references the CCCP or the USSR, you just look stupid. Maxine Waters was talking about "the Soviet aggression" just a few years ago. She was pillared for this, because it made her look fucking stupid,


Russia is an oligarchy or plutocracy, with some western style socialism. It has some state owned industries as remnants of its communist past.

As far as the state of the plutocracy's economy, Russia's debt to GDP ratio continues to remain very, very low as compared to western countries.
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357   richwicks   2023 Apr 1, 2:59am  

RWSGFY says


The token BS name change means diddly squat. They retained Soviet anthem, they retained KGB in power, they keep worshipping fucking mass murderer Joseph Stalin and the mummy of another mass murderer - Lenin


When the USSR existed, there was secret police and people couldn't exit the Soviet Union. There were travel restrictions imposed on everybody, people were forcibly located into areas in order to control them. There were constant shortages and there was no external trade. If as an American you entered the USSR, you were constantly tailed, and considered to be a spy. You were restricted on which locations you could go. There was absolutely no free press. External culture and communication was impossible for most soviet citizens.

I had family on the other side of the Iron Curtain in Poland. I know how it was. My cousin studied in Warsaw for a few years. He traveled to the USSR a few times when it still existed. As an American, he had more rights than our 3rd cousins did.

See this type of dog?



It's a Samoyed. In the West, they are always white, or they may have "biscuit" in their hair which is light tan. The reason this is, is because 9 dogs were taken out Siberia from the Samoyedic people, but you will know them better as "Nenets". The dogs are not always white. They are red, black, and white, like Chows. The reason everybody thinks of the Samoyed as a "entirely white dog", is because when the Iron Curtain went up, it ended any ability to contact the Samoyedic people, so the 9 dogs that came out are all that were. That dog you're looking at is a terribly inbred animal, practically a clone of my dog. It is a descendant of those 9.

That's how strong and impenetrable the Iron Curtain was. It created an entirely unique offshoot breed of dogs.

Is that still Russia today?

It's what the US is turning into. We very well may be in the position where we are trading Rubles on the black market, or Reminbi, in constant shortages, having family from other countries mailing in goods in care packages. We may be confined to "15 minute cities", and having corporations which control our government entirely dominate and control food production. We may not be able to get information from overseas and where we're all constantly monitored for our political alignment with the government.

You do nothing about that and say nothing about that. You only worry about the enemies the propaganda box tells you to worry about, you vomit up the same propaganda the propaganda box tells you. How many times do you have to be lied to before you suspect you're being lied to?

Did you know in the USSR it was basically mandatory to receive Pravda and Izvestia? Every single citizen got it. You know what many Russians used these for? To literally wipe their ass, because toilet paper was in often short supply, but propaganda wasn't. You can't wipe your ass with CNN or an online copy of the NY Times though.
358   Onvacation   2023 Apr 1, 9:05am  

richwicks says

You can't wipe your ass with CNN or an online copy of the NY Times though.

Yeah you can, at least figuratively.
359   AmericanKulak   2023 Apr 1, 9:15am  

Users of M48 Patton (introduced 1952):

Greece: 390 M48A5 MOLF.
Germany: 20 Minenräumpanzer Keiler in service as of 2007
Iran: 180 M48A5.
Lebanon: 104 M48A5.
Morocco: 225 M48A5.
Poland: 4 Minenräumpanzer Keiler, transferred from Germany.
South Korea: Around 200 M48A3K and 400 M48A5K1/K2/KW are remaining in service with the Republic of Korea Army as of 2023.[94]
Taiwan: 450 CM-11, 100 CM-12[95]
Thailand: 105 M48A5PI.
Turkey: 758 M48A5T2 in service. All other variants, 2,250 pieces including the 1,389 M48A5T1 are phased out of active service.

One Tank can really fuck up a city
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1995_San_Diego_tank_rampage
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_Perth_tank_rampage (APC, not a tank)

The M60 is also still in service, and that's a 1959 design still used by dozens of operators from Bahrain to Spain to Turkey.
360   Bd6r   2023 Apr 1, 9:30am  

richwicks says

Did you know in the USSR it was basically mandatory to receive Pravda and Izvestia?

Resident Patnet Russia/USSR specialists strike again.

I lived in USSR for 20 yrs of my life, and we were not required to receive Pravda or Izvestiya. Neither did any of our friends.
361   GNL   2023 Apr 1, 11:23am  

AmericanKulak says

Users of M48 Patton (introduced 1952):

Greece: 390 M48A5 MOLF.
Germany: 20 Minenräumpanzer Keiler in service as of 2007
Iran: 180 M48A5.
Lebanon: 104 M48A5.
Morocco: 225 M48A5.
Poland: 4 Minenräumpanzer Keiler, transferred from Germany.
South Korea: Around 200 M48A3K and 400 M48A5K1/K2/KW are remaining in service with the Republic of Korea Army as of 2023.[94]
Taiwan: 450 CM-11, 100 CM-12[95]
Thailand: 105 M48A5PI.
Turkey: 758 M48A5T2 in service. All other variants, 2,250 pieces including the 1,389 M48A5T1 are phased out of active service.

One Tank can really fuck up a city
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1995_San_Diego_tank_rampage
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_Perth_tank_rampage (APC, not a tank)

The M60 is also still in service, a...

Ah, the truth...where for art thou?
362   richwicks   2023 Apr 1, 11:48am  

Bd6r says

richwicks says


Did you know in the USSR it was basically mandatory to receive Pravda and Izvestia?

Resident Patnet Russia/USSR specialists strike again.

I lived in USSR for 20 yrs of my life, and we were not required to receive Pravda or Izvestiya. Neither did any of our friends.


Are you Russian or American? I know Americans had different privileges. Americans, which were mostly fucking pieces spies in Russia, could always go to the embassy.

It was dangerous to be at all unorthodox in the USSR. You disagreeing with that? What comrade, don't want to read the Truth and News? What's wrong comrade?

So you're familiar with the USSR. Well enlighten us about it then, tell us, correct me. I know I may be in error, my experience IS quite limited. Share your knowledge.

I bet this is where you shut the fuck up. What were doing in the USSR for 20 years? That makes you at minimum 50 years old.
363   Bd6r   2023 Apr 1, 11:54am  

I was born in USSR in one of the republics (not Ukraine), I speak Russian as good as my native language language, and I lived in USSR until it collapsed in 1991.
richwicks says


I bet this is where you shut the fuck up.

I think this is where you should shut the fuck up as you have no clue about what happened or happens over there, as evidenced by a lot of your posts.

@Patrick who knows me personally, can verify that I am telling the truth.
364   Patrick   2023 Apr 1, 12:19pm  

Yes, Bd6r is telling the truth. I have met him.
365   richwicks   2023 Apr 1, 12:28pm  

Bd6r says

I was born in USSR in one of the republics (not Ukraine), I speak Russian as good as my native language language, and I lived in USSR until it collapsed in 1991.


Always the cagey evasive bullshit from you, every fucking time. Here is where I was born (or at least grew up) until I was 18:

https://goo.gl/maps/puJsw6uXtCYDxp3F7

Bd6r says


richwicks says



I bet this is where you shut the fuck up.

I think this is where you should shut the fuck up as you have no clue about what happened or happens over there, as evidenced by a lot of your posts.

Patrick who knows me personally, can verify that I am telling the truth.


Yeah, but I don't know you.

You are very deceptive in my estimation about the current conflict with Ukraine. You actively deceive people about the situation. You are fucking delighted to see this conflict. I'm very realistic. I expect the Ukrainian population to be devastated - at least the male population and I do not expect it to recover in my lifetime.

Angela Merkel has stated outright that the whole purpose of the Minsk Accords was to buy time, to arm Ukraine because they WANTED a fucking war.

Maybe you're Chechen. The US destabilized that to, as they did Yugoslavia. Maybe Georgian, or S. Ossetian? I wonder why Mikhail Saakashvili showed up in Ukraine just in time for their "revolution"? He's US educated in Columbia University and George Washington University.
366   Bd6r   2023 Apr 1, 1:05pm  

richwicks says

The US destabilized that to

Bullshit. Prove with links
367   richwicks   2023 Apr 1, 6:28pm  

Bd6r says

richwicks says


The US destabilized that to

Bullshit. Prove with links


The US follows a very consistent pattern. The US supports Islamic terrorists, always, that's why they are so adamant they don't.

https://www.russiamatters.org/node/20317

I don't know if that site is honest, but if you want more information, specific names, operations if I can get them, I can. I know my fucking government. You just don't. The US supports the PKK, despite also calling it a terrorist group. Who do you think our "Kuridsh allies" are?

The US created Al-Qaeda. Do you think it's just a coincidence that Osama binLaden is from the binLaden family, a family which the US has tight ties to. It was the US that supported the Taliban which is just the Mujahideen.

You know how the Proud Boys leader, Enrique Tarrio, turned out to be an FIB information? They always do this shit, including internationally. They control their opposition if they can.
368   Bd6r   2023 Apr 1, 6:31pm  

So your source is claim by Vladimir Putin. Bullshit squared, he started second Chechen war to get elected.
369   AD   2023 Apr 2, 12:19am  

richwicks says

When the USSR existed, there was secret police and people couldn't exit the Soviet Union. There were travel restrictions imposed on everybody, people were forcibly located into areas in order to control them.


They have travel restrictions in Russia now. I believe you have to carry a passport or national ID in certain areas of Russia based on what I read in the news and heard on various news outlets.

I know they do identification checks in Russia, as that is commonly done by the police there.

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370   richwicks   2023 Apr 2, 9:52am  

Bd6r says

So your source is claim by Vladimir Putin. Bullshit squared, he started second Chechen war to get elected.


Look, I cannot see that you've responded to me if you don't quote me.

I expect that you know that. Why do you do this?

Tell me how I'm incorrect, let me understand how I'm wrong. If you won't do that, I assume you can't do that.

I have a very open mind. It's my job, my job is critical thinking, I'm a fucking awesome engineer because I leave ego at home when I go to work. I've done this for decades. You show I'm wrong, I'll accept it and even more, I'll promote what I consider correct.
371   richwicks   2023 Apr 2, 9:54am  

ad says


richwicks says


When the USSR existed, there was secret police and people couldn't exit the Soviet Union. There were travel restrictions imposed on everybody, people were forcibly located into areas in order to control them.


They have travel restrictions in Russia now. I believe you have to carry a passport or national ID in certain areas of Russia based on what I read in the news and heard on various news outlets.

I know they do identification checks in Russia, as that is commonly done by the police there.


They might. I don't know. The point I'm making is we shouldn't ever be like the fucking USSR. That was a shithole.

I don't know what Russia is like today, but I full on know well what the US is today, and the US is my problem, not Russia.

Doesn't anybody but me see it a LITTLE disturbing to see the US adopt the same bullshit restrictions of the USSR?
372   Onvacation   2023 Apr 4, 11:25am  

Bd6r says

I lived in USSR for 20 yrs of my life

Where? When?

Just curious about your time under communism.
373   Misc   2023 Apr 14, 2:28pm  

On exports Russia is about where it was pre-invasion in oil exports (quantity) prices are up since then.

Don't know about its ability to import. I am sure the black markets are swarming.

https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/commodities/china-india-russian-oil-crude-moscow-war-ukraine-volumes-kpler-2023-4
374   Bd6r   2023 Apr 14, 8:49pm  

Onvacation says

Bd6r says


I lived in USSR for 20 yrs of my life

Where? When?

Just curious about your time under communism.

@Onvacation

When?

1970 to 1991 when it collapsed.

Where?

Most of time in one of non-Slavic republics, and some time in Russia, mostly Moscow.
375   RWSGFY   2023 May 21, 9:27am  

Latest nimbers on Soviet oil revenues:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5TyIkLniiQg
377   richwicks   2023 May 24, 3:20pm  

Bd6r says

Onvacation says


Bd6r says



I lived in USSR for 20 yrs of my life

Where? When?

Just curious about your time under communism.


Onvacation

When?

1970 to 1991 when it collapsed.

Where?

Most of time in one of non-Slavic republics, and some time in Russia, mostly Moscow.


WHY did you live there?

My cousin was in Warsaw in the 1980's. He was studying physics there. He was there because my family split just before Poland fell to Germany in WWII. My great grandfather escaped.

Being an American, he told me he was under constant suspicion.
378   Booger   2023 May 24, 3:42pm  

Perhaps we should troll Russia by sending them our excess Bud Light?

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