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Foreigners surprised.What does Moscow's shop shelves look like after 8 months of sanctions?😍😍

 

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What does Moscow's shop shelves look like after 8 months of sanctions?


A video posted by Australian blogger Travelling with Russell, about food prices in a Russian shop eight months after the country remained under Western sanctions, raised eyebrows among YouTube users.



The Australian blogger visited a Moscow supermarket

showing in the video the abundance of food products as well as their prices.


The blogger noted that although many Western companies and brands left the Russian market, local producers were able to occupy the place successfully, and in some cases, as with soft drinks, the entire name of the products was changed.


The video received comments from some 10 thousand users.



In his comment, user Karen Brojakowski said :


  • I reside in the Midwest region of the country.
  • I've never seen such a variety in a big grocery store!
  • Plus low prices! Yes


American sanctions do no harm to Russia

and of course I have known that for a long time. "



User WorldClassChihuahuas stated:

The diversity and quality of products is incredible.


An Asian user working in tourism in Murmansk province wrote:

"Last March :

the anti-Russian government media hysterically displayed empty store shelves.



I walked around Murmansk and found that supermarkets are as packed as usual with various products. prices are normal, in addition to many discounts ".


User Tony said :

In Russia all prices in stores include all taxes so you see the final price and you don't need to add VAT or anything else.


User sylwek917 added:

  • The sanctions brought the greatest harm to Europeans in particular
  • but the corrupt authorities
  • are dancing to their masters on Wall Street."



US newspaper :

West caught in the trap of sanctions against Russia


The United States and other Western states have fallen into a trap because of sanctions imposed on Russia after the start of the military operation in Ukraine.


According to the newspaper

the sanctions were only supposed to destroy Russia's economy, but in fact they created serious problems for those who imposed them.


According to the newspaper

  • unprecedented Western sanctions
  • led by the United States, against Russia

  • originally contrasted with economic weapons of mass destruction


which would eventually destroy the Russian economy

" In fact :

  • the sanctions have become a double-edged sword
  • harming Russia
  • but also imposing costs on the perpetrators. "


In actuality, the West is caught in a trap.

with sanctions and worsening conflict driving up global commodity and energy prices, and in fact leading to higher revenues for Moscow, despite a significant decline in its exports.

On the other hand

  • higher international prices
  • through inflation
  • mean political problems at home for those behind sanctions. "


On the other hand

the newspaper pointed out that despite Russia's isolation from global financial arteries, the Russian ruble recovered significantly through state intervention.


But conversely

the sanctions against Russia have backfired on the currencies of other countries such as Japan, which are paying a price for US leadership against Russia.



The Japanese yen has fallen.

(the third most traded currency in the world)

to a 20-year low against the US dollar, this year ranked worst among 41 currencies tracked, even worse than the ruble.


Two months into the conflict in Ukraine

those who imposed sanctions, in fact, helped Russia almost double its revenues to about 62 billion euros from the sale of fossil fuels to them, according to a report by a registered think tank in Finland, the Center for Research on Energy and Clean Air.


The 18 largest importers of Russia

  • excluding China, impose sanctions
  • with the EU alone accounting for 71% of
  • Russian fuel purchases in this period.


The EU's total imports of gas

oil and coal from Russia amounted to approximately Euro44 billion in this two-month period, compared to Euro140 billion for the full year 2021.


The reality is that Russia

  • is the nation with the most natural resources in the entire world.
  • being one of the biggest exporters of natural gas worldwide
  • Wheat, fertilizer, aluminum, copper, uranium, nickel, oil, coal, and nickel


and precious metals such as palladium

which is more expensive than gold and is used heavily in catalytic transformers (Catalytic transformer is a device that reduces toxic gases and pollutants in exhaust gas of internal combustion engine and makes pollutants less toxic).


The newspaper also pointed out that the real losers of the conflict between Russia and NATO are the poorest countries, bearing the brunt of the economic fallout, from Peru to Sri Lanka, as rising fuel, food and fertilizer prices sparked violent protests and in some states escalated into ongoing political turmoil. Debt problems have also worsened in many poor countries.


Almost every day

this conflict is reminiscent of the fact that it is not just about control of Ukraine or its future status.


This is a whole new cold war between Washington and Moscow, where Europe has been the scene of a growing confrontation. President Biden's containment strategy 2.0 against Moscow was designed to put Russia in a military quagmire in Ukraine, cause the collapse of Russia's economy and overthrow President Vladimir Putin.


As the war progressed, Biden became bolder

including deepening America's involvement. However

Biden's implicit call for regime change in Moscow and the stated goal of his administration of a "weak" Russia run counter to what President Biden said two weeks after the war: "A direct confrontation between NATO and Russia is World War III

something we must strive to prevent."


The paper concluded that there was currently a US debate over whether sanctions could weaken Russia, or whether generous military assistance to

Ukraine could truly hinder Russia?