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Sanctions Impact in Russia


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2022 Mar 4, 11:05pm   8,711 views  293 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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209   Hugh_Mongous   2022 Aug 12, 6:49pm  

Myth 8: The ruble is the world’s strongest-performing currency this year.

One of Putin’s favorite propaganda talking points, the appreciation of the ruble is an artificial reflection of unprecedented, draconian capital control—which rank among the most restrictive of any in the world. The restrictions make it effectively impossible for any Russian to legally purchase dollars or even access a majority of their dollar deposits, while artificially inflating demand through forced purchases by major exporters—all of which remain largely in place today.

The official exchange rate is misleading, anyhow, as the ruble is, unsurprisingly, trading at dramatically diminished volumes compared to before the invasion on low liquidity. By many reports, much of this erstwhile trading has migrated to unofficial ruble black markets*. Even the Bank of Russia has admitted that the exchange rate is a reflection more of government policies and a blunt expression of the country’s trade balance rather than freely tradeable liquid foreign exchange markets.



*) It is actually a criminal offense now to trade foreign currencies outside of an official exchange office. RUSSIA IS SOOOOOO FREEEE!!!!
210   Hugh_Mongous   2022 Aug 12, 6:50pm  

Myth 9: The implementation of sanctions and business retreats are now largely done, and no more economic pressure is needed.

Russia’s economy has been severely damaged, but the business retreats and sanctions applied against Russia are incomplete. Even with the deterioration in Russia’s exports positioning, it continues to draw too much oil and gas revenue from the sanctions carveout, which sustains Putin’s extravagant domestic spending and obfuscates structural economic weaknesses. The Kyiv School of Economics and Yermak-McFaul International Working Group have led the way in proposing additional sanctions measures across individual sanctions, energy sanctions, and financial sanctions, led by former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul and the experts Tymofiy Mylovanov, Nataliia Shapoval, and Andriy Boytsun. Looking ahead, there is no path out of economic oblivion for Russia as long as the allied countries remain unified in maintaining and increasing sanctions pressure against Russia.

Defeatist headlines arguing that Russia’s economy has bounced back are simply not factua l—the facts are that, by any metric and on any level, the Russian economy is reeling, and now is not the time to step on the brakes.

211   Hugh_Mongous   2022 Aug 12, 6:52pm  

richwicks says

RWSGFY says


Iranian civil aviation is one of the most unsafe in the world. The main problem is just the lack of spare parts for aircraft and a huge number of counterfeit or heavily worn imported components and parts of extremely low quality. Due to technical problems, 50 percent of the existing 386 Iranian aircraft is on the ground. The newest Iranian Airbus A-330 aircraft were produced in 1992.


How would YOU know if any of this is true?


Iran has been under fucking sanctions for 40 fucking years, HELLO!!!! That includes ban on selling spare parts for aircraft. What's happening in YOUR world?
212   richwicks   2022 Aug 12, 7:16pm  

Hugh_Mongous says

One of Putin’s favorite propaganda talking points, the appreciation of the ruble is an artificial reflection of unprecedented, draconian capital control—which rank among the most restrictive of any in the world. The restrictions make it effectively impossible for any Russian to legally purchase dollars or even access a majority of their dollar deposits, while artificially inflating demand through forced purchases by major exporters—all of which remain largely in place today.


Are you an American?

Open up a foreign bank account.

The US implemented this shit over a decade ago. Seriously, try to open any account outside of the United States.
213   richwicks   2022 Aug 13, 2:51am  

Hugh_Mongous says

Iran has been under fucking sanctions for 40 fucking years,


Sanctions are a joke. All it does it prevent medicine and supplies from getting to people, it doesn't do anything to the government.

How do you think North Korea managed to develop a nuclear weapon with all those sanctions?

All sanctions do is kill civilians, and that's what they're intended to do. It's just something to put pressure on the public to change their government forcibly - it's basically a soft form of terrorism and I don't know of any instance that it worked.
214   Ceffer   2022 Aug 13, 12:59pm  

"Foreign Policy magazine and ForeignPolicy.com are published by The FP Group,[2] a division of Graham Holdings Company (formerly The Washington Post Company). The FP Group also produces FP Events, Foreign Policy's events division, launched in 2012."
"Foreign Policy endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US presidential election. This was the first time in its 50-year history the magazine endorsed a candidate.[9]"

Yeah, Washington Post et alia. That wouldn't be MSM propaganda in scholarly clothes, would it? May as well just watch CNN, more pictures and less text.
215   Hugh_Mongous   2022 Aug 13, 1:01pm  

Ceffer says


"Foreign Policy magazine and ForeignPolicy.com are published by The FP Group,[2] a division of Graham Holdings Company (formerly The Washington Post Company). The FP Group also produces FP Events, Foreign Policy's events division, launched in 2012."
"Foreign Policy endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US presidential election. This was the first time in its 50-year history the magazine endorsed a candidate.[9]"

Yeah, Washington Post et alia. That wouldn't be MSM propaganda in scholarly clothes, would it? HarvardFucks my ass. May as well just watch CNN.


When you can't argue on merit - attack the source. Is Yale "Washington Post et alia" too? Refute the points if you can. Or STFU if you can't.
216   Hugh_Mongous   2022 Aug 13, 1:02pm  

richwicks says


Sanctions are a joke.


Is this why Iran is so keen on them being lifted?
217   Hugh_Mongous   2022 Aug 13, 1:03pm  

richwicks says

How do you think North Korea managed to develop a nuclear weapon with all those sanctions?


Russia gave it to them, duh. They still leave shit lives and constantly begging for food.
218   Ceffer   2022 Aug 13, 1:04pm  

Yale? You mean Skull and Bonesville, the alma mater of Bill and IHLlary's law school and Shrubbie Bush et alia? Globalist Masonic agitprop all the way.

You relied on a source. It is reasonable practice to examine the source.
219   Hugh_Mongous   2022 Aug 13, 1:06pm  

Ceffer says

Yale? You mean Skull and Bonesville, the alma mater of Bill and IHLlary's law school and Shrubbie Bush et alia? Globalist Masonic agitprop all the way.


So you can't refute a single point, right? Pick at least one of 9 and give it a stab.
220   Hugh_Mongous   2022 Aug 13, 1:12pm  

Ceffer says

You relied on a source. It is reasonable practice to examine the source.


The source lists their sources. If you are into source examination business don't be lazy - keep examining. Start with Russian Ministry of Finance. When they say they are on path to a budged deficit, are they being "skull and bones homo lying Yale shits" too?
222   Eric Holder   2022 Aug 15, 1:24pm  


German Energy Minister Robert Habeck said verbatim: "Germany has built a business model that is heavily dependent on cheap Russian gas and thus on a president who violates international law, for whom liberal democracies and their values are declared enemies." "This model has failed and it will not return. We must rebuild at lightning speed."
223   Eric Holder   2022 Aug 15, 1:25pm  

Ceffer says

https://t.me/asbmil/3915


Oh, so Biden's line about "Putin's inflation" is now true? LOL
224   Eric Holder   2022 Aug 15, 1:25pm  

Hugh_Mongous says

Ceffer says


You relied on a source. It is reasonable practice to examine the source.


The source lists their sources. If you are into source examination business don't be lazy - keep examining. Start with Russian Ministry of Finance. When they say they are on path to a budged deficit, are they being "skull and bones homo lying Yale shits" too?


Pwnd.
225   richwicks   2022 Aug 15, 1:57pm  

Hugh_Mongous says

richwicks says


How do you think North Korea managed to develop a nuclear weapon with all those sanctions?


Russia gave it to them, duh. They still leave shit lives and constantly begging for food.


No, if Russia gave them nuclear weapons North Korea's nuclear weapons would actually work. Their first test was smaller than Trinity in released energy.

I'm trying to indicate to you how simple it is to make a nuclear weapon today.

25 years ago, it was literally illegal for me to export a playstation 2 to, say, Iran, because it could literally be used as a super computer. I can emulate the machine now on a $75 raspberry pi.
226   Eric Holder   2022 Aug 17, 1:24pm  

richwicks says

No, if Russia gave them nuclear weapons North Korea's nuclear weapons would actually work.


And they do.
227   Eric Holder   2022 Aug 17, 1:25pm  

Russian blogger (google-translated):

According to Academician Aganbegyan, which he voiced in an interview with Business Online, about a third of the country's citizens by the end of this year will move into the category of beggars - that is, people whose incomes are below the subsistence level. Which in Russia, we will speak frankly, is in itself a beggarly one - a little more than 13 thousand rubles a month.

This literally means the end of even that middle class, which with difficulty, but existed in the country, and more in spite of than thanks to the policy of the authorities. A third of the population in extreme poverty means that at least half of the population is poor or marginally poor. In fact, in this case, no more than 10-15 percent of the population can be considered relatively prosperous, and only 5 - prosperous. For the formation of a sustainable society oriented towards development, such a division is categorically unsuitable. Approximately such social stratification is observed in countries that are in a chronic catastrophe - like the same Venezuela.

The country's GDP will decrease by at least 10 percent by the end of the year, on top of the fall that occurred during the years of the "pandemic", which in fact means the disappearance of half of the economic recovery since the collapse of the USSR. In general, the Russian economy has grown over the past thirty years less than most of the developing countries in the world, with the exception of completely insolvent ones. Aganbegyan calls the reason for the export of capital abroad - more than a trillion dollars over the past 20 years, and the monstrous property inequality, which is one of the most egregious in the world.

I don't see anything surprising in Aganbegyan's model. I have repeatedly referred to the theory of Manur Olson, who, in collaboration with Martin McGuire, identified two types of states, designating them as "sedentary" and "roaming" bandits.

Russia in such a classification is a “wandering bandit”, the goal of the ruling caste is to extract maximum profit from the conquered territory, after which the nobility burdened with booty leaves the area that has been eaten through, moving to a new place.

In this paradigm, the evolution of the Russian nobility took place, moving their families following the capital exported to the West, acquiring property there, acquiring citizenship of the countries of their future residence. At the same time, in Russia itself, the state is viewed as a “wandering bandit” solely as an apparatus of violence designed to maximize the collection of tribute from the conquered territory. No other institutionalization is envisaged in such a paradigm.

It is logical that in the end the territory turns into a scorched clearing with a chronically impoverished population, and the country itself does not have any development resource - it has already changed jurisdiction.

However, there was a systemic failure - the Russian "elite" suddenly found itself robbed. And the goods exported to the West are now confiscated and confiscated by host countries, and the Russian nobility itself, including offspring, becomes persona non grata. However, nothing can be corrected: firstly, the territory of tribute collection has really been robbed to the skin, and secondly, the ruling nomenklatura is psychologically incapable of restructuring its modus operandi, and continues to rob what has already been robbed. We are seeing the result today.


https://el-murid.livejournal.com/5206701.html
228   richwicks   2022 Aug 17, 1:26pm  

Eric Holder says


richwicks says


No, if Russia gave them nuclear weapons North Korea's nuclear weapons would actually work.


And they do.



Look over the history of their weapons tests:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nuclear_weapons_tests_of_North_Korea

They have 1, POSSIBLY 2 tests that were larger than Trinity. Trinity can do some serious damage, but it's a firecracker compared to a modern nuclear weapon of today. Trinity would do severe damage to NYC, but there would be plenty of survivors - a modern nuclear weapon would vaporize the entire city.
229   Eric Holder   2022 Aug 17, 1:30pm  

richwicks says

Eric Holder says


richwicks says



No, if Russia gave them nuclear weapons North Korea's nuclear weapons would actually work.


And they do.



Look over the history of their weapons tests:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nuclear_weapons_tests_of_North_Korea


Plenty of successful ones. What, 25kt is not good enough for you?
230   richwicks   2022 Aug 17, 1:37pm  

Eric Holder says

Plenty of successful ones. What, 25kt is not good enough for you?


Like I said, it's a firecracker.

Hiroshima is small. You can't really do much with 25kt.
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

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