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    Post  GarryB Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:45 am

    When you have nuclear armed communist shithole that not only can't feed it's own population but it can't even police it's own streets things will get much worse in the aftermath before they get better

    Russia is eternal cautionary tale: Stay off the red shit, you will be regretting it long and hard and more often than not you won't survive it unless by accident

    Funny you say that because I remember chatting with a pro democracy Russian in the 1990s and he was scared.

    He said the police during communism were corrupt and could be bribed, but they had a set of rules to enforce and could be trusted... with the fall of communism the mafia groups started taking over and they could do what they liked... no rules at all... not a good way to live...

    He wanted back on that red shit it seems... so the cautionary tale of beware the reds is bullshit, but then ask any country the US and the west has ever tried to help with that... whether they like the order and structure of peace, or the chaos of war the west inflicted on them to save them from communism.

    With investment and good trade relations with the west communism in China seems to work just fine... not suggesting communism is the solution but full blown democracy market forces bullshit is not the solution either... though the democracy the Russians seem to have is looking better and better... despite state ownership of critical sectors of the economy. If their MIC ever gets privatised then we can expect the defence budget will need to start climbing to the heights western defence budgets have achieved and things stop being about defence...
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    Post  PapaDragon Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:06 am

    GarryB wrote:He said the police during communism were corrupt and could be bribed, but they had a set of rules to enforce and could be trusted......

    Considering that they had road robbers controlling flow of food through supposed "superpower" it's clear that Police couldn't be trusted and that everyone could do whatever the hell he wanted as long as he had the muscle and that mafia took over long before communism fell



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    Post  George1 Sun Mar 14, 2021 5:17 pm

    United Grain Company to supply 120,000 tonnes of wheat to Egypt

    This is the first tender won by Grainexport SA in 2021 and the first tender in the company’s history won with wheat of non-Russian origin

    MOSCOW, March 12. /TASS/. The United Grain Company (UGC) made a contract for supply of 120,000 tonnes of wheat to Egypt, the company says on Friday.

    "The contract for supply of two lots of 60,000 tonnes of wheat of Romanian origin each at a price of $281.49 ob FOB Constanta basis was made with Grainexport SA, a member of UGC Group, within the framework of the international tender of the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) of Egypt," the company says.

    This is the first tender won by Grainexport SA in 2021 and the first tender in the company’s history won with wheat of non-Russian origin. About 20 bids were tendered in total. The short list approved by GASC comprised three companies with the total volume of 360,000 tonnes of wheat.

    In 2020, UGC won 11 lots for supply of 737,000 tonnes of wheat in 2020 at 10 out of 26 GASC tenders. Grainexport shipped 315,000 tonnes of grain purchased from third countries.

    UGC created in 2009 is the state grain operator and the agent for state procurement and commodity interventions. The company also organizes protection of the state intervention fund and its sales according to instruction.

    https://tass.com/economy/1265571

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    Post  GarryB Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:29 am

    Considering that they had road robbers controlling flow of food through supposed "superpower" it's clear that Police couldn't be trusted and that everyone could do whatever the hell he wanted as long as he had the muscle and that mafia took over long before communism fell

    He was pretty clear... the police could steal from you but were not normally sadistic killers... you didn't worry about them taking your daughter or wife away for some one on one time if you know what I mean. After communism they weren't police... they were organised crime groups and they made up their own rules.

    No boundaries.

    Much more frightening.
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    Post  kvs Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:01 am

    Soviet cops did not engage in crime until the collapse period in 1988 and later. They did not shake you down on the road with spurious
    traffic tickets. This is all the rot that came with the collapse of the system instigated from the top.

    The cases I noted previously about food being diverted from the shops to forest dump sites was not organized by police but by
    anonymous thugs. One can guess who they were working for.

    The whole corrupt FSU cops is a feature of the "golden years" as claimed by Navalny and his patrons. The golden years of a
    gangster's paradise.

    During the 1950 to early 1980s period the streets were very safe from both criminals and corrupt cops. By contrast the corruption
    of cops and association with criminal groups has been a long standing feature of life in North America. That this appears to have
    disappeared smells of a combination of mass media non-attention and more polished criminal activity.

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    Post  calripson Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:09 pm

    The cases I noted previously about food being diverted from the shops to forest dump sites was not organized by police but by
    anonymous thugs. One can guess who they were working for.

    I was there. They were working for the Berezovskys and Khodorkovskys of the world and their lesser kin. The people they were working for were sitting in London.

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    Post  PhSt Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:17 pm

    Russia’s Krasnodar region to increase new vineyards planting by over 10% in 2021

    KRASNODAR, March 16. /TASS/. New vineyards planned for planting in Russia’s southern Krasnodar region in 2021 reaches 1,700 hectares, which is 200 hectares more than a year earlier, Governor of the Krasnodar region Veniamin Kondratyev said in an interview with TASS.

    At the end of December, it was reported that in 2020 more than 1,500 hectares of young vineyards were planted. All in all, according to Vice Governor of the Krasnodar region Andrey Korobka, the region has the largest vineyard areas in Russia - about 27,000 hectares.

    "The Krasnodar region accounts for a third of the country's vineyards, and we are gradually increasing the annual area of new plantings. In 2015, it was 1,200 hectares per year, now it reaches 1,700 hectares. The first 120 hectares were planted in Anapa, Novorossiysk, and Temryuk," Kondratyev said.

    He noted that the majority of the new seedlings were grown in in the Krasnodar region. According to him, at the moment there are three such centers in the region, they produce 4.5 mln seedlings per year.

    He also clarified that this year around 614 mln rubles ($8.42 mln) will be allocated from the regional budget to support winemaking. The funds will be used for new plantings and caring for vineyards.

    Russia’s Krasnodar region is the country’s leading region in the development of viticulture and wine industry, with its wine products supplied to 20 countries. By 2024, the region plans to increase supplies to 445,000 decaliters. Over 20 agricultural producers in the region have licenses for manufacturing and retail sale of alcohol.

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    Post  Kiko Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:52 am

    Essen Production's exports hit record highs in 2020

    Essen Production AG in 2020 increased export sales by 19% in physical terms and by 32% in revenue compared to the previous year. According to preliminary data, the company's export revenue amounted to about 4.7 billion rubles. VAT included. Including shipments in the mayonnaise group increased by 12%, tomatoes - by 20%, spices - by 24%, sweet group - by 46%, sauces - by more than 70%. “In general, 2020 has passed well in terms of foreign economic activity. In spite of everything, this was our record year for the entire existence of the company, both in terms of tonnage and revenue, "said Nikolay Orlov, Commercial Director of Essen Production AG.

    The growth was due to the emergence of new customers and the expansion of the geography of supplies. In the countries of the Middle East, the growth was 38%, in Azerbaijan, Armenia, Abkhazia and Georgia - 44%, in Latvia, Estonia, Greece, Norway, Germany, Italy - by 23.8%. Exports to China, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea showed a cumulative increase of 118%.

    In China, the positive dynamics was provided by the supply of confectionery products, which increased from 1.5 thousand tons to 3 thousand tons. There was also an increase in the shipment of ketchups and jams to existing partners. Due to the pandemic, deliveries to China were not carried out in March-May, but resumed in June.

    A lot of work was done to organize deliveries to China, which took more than one year. The company faced a number of peculiarities of doing business in this country. “First of all, the Chinese are ready to do business only with the Chinese, so we had to look for a local partner. In addition, it is very important for them that we respond quickly to their requests, otherwise they may perceive it negatively and refuse to cooperate, ”explains Orlov. Essen Production AG has found a partner who is deployed in the northern part of the country. He has stable financial support and distribution channels throughout China, therefore, according to Orlov, we can say that confectionery products are delivered throughout the country.

    Sweets with a new recipe, unusual for the Russian market, have been developed especially for the Chinese market - they contain 30% less sugar than the usual Essen Production AG product, and the amount of milk has been increased. “The peculiarity of the Chinese diet is that they do not eat a lot of sugar, but they do eat a lot of dairy products,” says Orlov. “This was a special project, for which, in addition to the low sugar content, new tastes, types of packaging were developed, and the design of the packaging was updated”. In general, the company approaches the adaptation of the product to local requirements in terms of the possibility of improving the quality, Orlov adds. If, for example, grilled ketchup, in the opinion of the Germans, should be a little sharper, then these wishes are taken into account, but they can be applied not only to the “German” batch of the product: if this change has improved the taste and made it brighter, it goes into series.

    This year, Essen Production plans to increase the export of sauces, ketchups and jams, as well as confectionery products. In particular, the supply of confectionery products to China is expected to increase by 10-12%. “We look forward to increasing the activity of our partners and lifting the restrictions set during the pandemic. The minimum plan that we set for ourselves for the grocery product is to grow by 5% in relation to 2020, in the confectionery business - by 20%".

    The company is trying to expand its export supplies to all product categories it produces. Thus, the new products released last year - caramel and chocolate flavored toppings, tomato sauces and sesame mayonnaise, were positively accepted in most countries and have already been included in the permanent assortment.

    At the same time, a certain category of products is sent to each country, Orlov draws attention. Most of the sauce group is supplied to European countries, the USA and Canada. “European cuisine is characterized by a developed culture of consumption of mayonnaise, tomato sauces and spices, which are widely represented on the shelves of local stores,” Orlov said. In the countries of the Middle East, Central Asia and the Caucasus, confectionery is in demand: these countries are characterized by large families in which the traditions of visiting, celebrating holidays, giving sweets, treating children and the older generation with sweets are preserved.

    Essen Production AG JSC (TM Maheev, 35, CHO KO-TE, etc.) was founded in September 2001 in Tatarstan and today is one of the leading food manufacturers in Russia. The company's annual turnover in 2019 amounted to 23.26 billion rubles, and the share of exports exceeds 15% of total sales.

    According to the Federal Customs Service, in 2020 Russia increased the export of sauces and products for their preparation by 7.5% to 139 thousand tons worth $ 166 million (+ 7.5%). Sales of confectionery products abroad increased in physical terms by 11% to 688 thousand tons, in monetary terms - by 3.6% to $ 1.4 billion, including the supply of chocolate confectionery products increased by 2.3% to 740 million dollars, flour - by 6.6% to 455 million dollars, sugary - by 2.1% to 181 million dollars. Export of jams, fruit jellies and marmalades increased by 48% to 26 thousand tons in the amount of 37 million dollars (+ 29%).

    https://zen.yandex.ru/media/id/5ddd1a7cd8a5147cefe9d66c/eksport-produkcii-essen-prodakshn-dostig-rekordnyh-pokazatelei-v-2020-godu-6035fe99a332dd7373e06770?&disable_feed_under_article=false

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    Post  kvs Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:55 am

    There is way too much sugar in commercial confectionery and baked goods. The Chinese market is doing everyone a service.

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    Post  Kiko Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:40 am

    Parmesan will finally become Russian, by Oleg Sirota
    26.03.2021

    Despite the hype on the Internet, Russia is successfully implementing the import substitution program. Milk production for six years of counter-sanctions increased by almost 25%. This is a record that even the Soviet Union did not have.

    Sly Italians demand that sanctions be lifted from Parmesan. I was especially amused by a cunning move with a technical error: they say, this cheese is lactose-free, and therefore should not be included in the counter-sanction list.

    For the uninitiated, any cheese that has been in the cellar for more than six weeks is practically lactose-free and can be eaten by most people with lactose intolerance. So here the Italian Ambassador Pasquale Terracciano, who announced this, is simply cunning. Why are they doing that? They understand that they are forever losing the Russian market and are trying to somehow return to it.

    Despite the hype on the Internet, Russia is successfully implementing the import substitution program. Milk production for six years of counter-sanctions increased by almost 25 percent. This is a record that even the Soviet Union did not have. Import substitution for cheese is also going very well. On the whole, it has already been completely successful for farm cheeses (there are generally a boom of projects here), for mozzarella and burrata, for blue cheeses, and is now approaching a complete replacement for semi-hard cheeses.

    For understanding: my dear Moscow region alone, which, according to the results of the first months of this year, came out on top in Russia in the production of cheese, launched more than 200 cheese dairies. From scratch! At the same time, we, the cheese makers of the Moscow Region, are not only engaged in development, but also actively look at the export markets.

    The most difficult niche has not yet been taken from us - with parmesan. It is really difficult and long - you first need to build farms for a special diet for cows, then launch giant expensive cellars, and then lay cheese for several years. There is another problem here - the Parmesan production technology takes a long time to debug: I cooked the cheese, put it in the cellar, and in a couple of years you will find out where you went wrong. And you start over. We have this process going on - the first parmesan was tasty, but meaty, similar to Swiss sbrinz, and we corrected it. Debugging.

    This is really the most difficult and expensive thing in milk processing, and indeed one of the most difficult processes in agriculture is its crown. This is, roughly, like the aircraft industry and the automotive industry.

    We need another five to seven years to finally resolve the issue with Parmesan. A permit to import imported Parmesan will simply stop the investment and make the colossal investment necessary for this pointless. But after this period, we will not only produce it, but also start actively exporting it. We just need time. Nine women cannot give birth to one child in a month, about the same with Parmesan.

    Source: blog of Oleg Sirota

    https://m.vz.ru/opinions/2021/3/26/1091466.html

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    Post  kvs Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:52 am

    They should develop Pecorino Romano production. It requires sheep milk. Parmesan is over-rated.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:35 am

    kvs wrote:They should develop Pecorino Romano production.  It requires sheep milk.  Parmesan is over-rated.  

    They should develop a whole suite of alternatives to UrinePeon food products to counter-compete against their own in places like Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Let them understand that sanctioning Russia is an act of economic warfare. I don't give a fuck if Italy is friendly towards Russia, because with friends like these who needs enemies?

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    Post  kvs Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:48 am

    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    kvs wrote:They should develop Pecorino Romano production.  It requires sheep milk.  Parmesan is over-rated.  

    They should develop a whole suite of alternatives to UrinePeon food products to counter-compete against their own in places like Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Let them understand that sanctioning Russia is an act of economic warfare. I don't give a fuck if Italy is friendly towards Russia, because with friends like these who needs enemies?

    Diversifying domestic production of consumer goods including food is a good way to neutralize all the hate drivel from the 5th column
    about how Russia not only does not make anything but can't make anything. Having Russian shops full of world class Russian goods
    is better than any propaganda. In fact, it was the perennial problems with supply to the Soviet consumer market that was one of the
    key levers of western propaganda to destroy the USSR. Russia is already well removed from this shortage and substandard quality
    regime and it is defeating the 5th column because it leaves them squawking absurdities.
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    Post  PapaDragon Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:06 pm


    First serial trawler of Project 170701 Captain Geller has been launched

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    This is just one of crapload of fishing vessels built in Russia lately) there are at least 5 more of this model alone under construction plus God knows how many different ones, it's crazy)
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    I assume this particular vessel was named after this guy  Cool  :
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    Post  GarryB Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:15 am

    Now that they realise friendship with the west is simply not possible and not practical they will start to look elsewhere and the easiest way to deal and trade with elsewhere is to build up shipping capacity... civilian and military.

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