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    Russia and economic war by the west

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    Post  rigoletto Sun Mar 06, 2022 5:07 am

    On Western sanctions: there is no silver lining

    We have a unique opportunity to protect the younger generation from
    the aggressive imposition of destructive "values" is real



    https://russtrat-ru.translate.goog/analytics/5-marta-2022-0010-9137?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en-US&_x_tr_pto=wapp

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    Post  rigoletto Sun Mar 06, 2022 9:58 am

    Visa, Mastercard Suspend All Operations in Russia Effective Immediately Over Ukraine Crisis

    https://sputniknews.com/20220305/visa-suspends-all-operations-in-russia-effective-immediately-over-ukraine-crisis-1093624201.html

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    Post  kvs Sun Mar 06, 2022 10:04 am

    rigoletto wrote:Visa, Mastercard Suspend All Operations in Russia Effective Immediately Over Ukraine Crisis

    https://sputniknews.com/20220305/visa-suspends-all-operations-in-russia-effective-immediately-over-ukraine-crisis-1093624201.html

    Russia must make sure to stop all their operations. Absurd to have them operating inside Russia after they block foreign
    transactions from Russia.

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    Post  Hole Sun Mar 06, 2022 11:34 pm

    The american regime allowed american corporations to buy russian stuff via third countries! Payment will also go over countries that didn´t put sanctions on Russia, likely China (Hongkong). Laughing Laughing Laughing

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    Post  mnrck Mon Mar 07, 2022 4:27 am

    Russian banks just switch all to UnionPay. Big f. to Visa and Master.

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    Post  Yugo90 Mon Mar 07, 2022 4:59 am

    Its a good thing if the west isolated Russia. There is nothing in the west that Russia needs. We only have lgbt propaganda, tons of refugees, liying media and US puppets in goverments

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    Post  miketheterrible Mon Mar 07, 2022 5:07 am



    Alex did a good job breaking down how great an opportunity it is for Russian entrepreneurs now.

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    Post  andalusia Mon Mar 07, 2022 7:55 am

    There was a US senator that called for the assassination of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Have you guys heard about it?


    https://rumble.com/vwdxb7-u.s.-senator-lindsey-graham-calls-for-president-putins-assassination.html?mref=rjrjw&mrefc=13

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    Post  JohninMK Mon Mar 07, 2022 9:21 am

    Here we go

    While Credit Suisse (and, by extension, its clients) face brutal margin calls on their Russian assets, Deutsche Bank is struggling with a different, but equally vexing, issue involving it Russia exposure: the bank is bracing for the loss of more than 25% of its investment bank IT specialists as sanctions against Moscow threaten to cut off the bank's key tech centers in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

    According to the FT, the German lender employs some 1,500 people in its Russian tech centers. These employees are responsible for developing and maintaining the software the bank uses for its global trading business, as well as software used by its may corporate banking arm. Since the start of the conflict in Ukraine, the German banking giant has been conducting "stress testing" and "disaster recovery" exercises to simulate the impact should it no longer be able to operate or pay its Russian staff.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/deutsche-bank-braces-massive-disruptions-due-reliance-russian-it-workers



    Amex have not gone the whole hog, just cut non-Russians from accessing their Russian network

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/russian-banks-switch-chinese-card-system-amex-joins-visa-mastercard-suspending-russian

    Sherbank has announced Mir cards via Union Bank of China

    Lindsey Graham is an idiot!



    This is a long list. I have added it here for future reference.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/complete-summary-all-russia-sanctions-and-developments

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    Post  nero Mon Mar 07, 2022 11:08 am

    Brent Crude just hit $130.

    One week ago it was alleged that this is the "possible ceiling" of oil prices if Russia is sanctioned (You'll note that energy resources are exempt from sanctions, as of the time of this post). Now the new ceiling is $150-200. It is almost impossible for me to imagine.

    By the way, the Europeans (EU) only have ~32 billion m3 gas stored (approx. 27% of total storage capacity). Hard times.


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    Post  kvs Mon Mar 07, 2022 11:14 am



    Huge inflation shock coming this year.   From energy to industry to food.  

    The haters running NATzO are spazzing the world into a depression.  

    Russia will not retreat.   Russia will not surrender.

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    Post  GarryB Mon Mar 07, 2022 12:12 pm

    Lindsay Graham is a dick, with a long history of being a dick... but who would recognise his name if he was sane and kept that shit to himself?

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    Post  lyle6 Mon Mar 07, 2022 8:02 pm


    European paypigs pitching in for the Russian Empire revitalization fund.

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    Post  nero Mon Mar 07, 2022 8:51 pm

    Russia doesn't sell gas on the spot market, they sell via long-term contracts that are indexed with oil prices.

    On another note, press F for the European energy sector. Went from 204->345->260 EUR/MWh.

    Probably will close around 280 EUR/MWh, or $3200/m3. Hungary must be popping champagne (unless they're not able to pay for it anymore)

    You can view up-to-date prices here: https://www.theice.com/products/27996665/Dutch-TTF-Gas-Futures/data?marketId=5360399

    It's sold at EUR/MWh, so convert to USD and multiply by 10.55 to get price per cubic meter.

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    Post  JohninMK Mon Mar 07, 2022 9:59 pm

    nero wrote:Russia doesn't sell gas on the spot market, they sell via long-term contracts that are indexed with oil prices.

    On another note, press F for the European energy sector. Went from 204->345->260 EUR/MWh.

    Probably will close around 280 EUR/MWh, or $3200/m3. Hungary must be popping champagne (unless they're not able to pay for it anymore)

    You can view up-to-date prices here: https://www.theice.com/products/27996665/Dutch-TTF-Gas-Futures/data?marketId=5360399

    It's sold at EUR/MWh, so convert to USD and multiply by 10.55 to get price per cubic meter.

    Are you certain? Most gas supplied to the EU is via the spot market pricing, hence the panic on prices that started last summer.

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    Post  JohninMK Mon Mar 07, 2022 10:00 pm

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    Post  Hole Mon Mar 07, 2022 10:22 pm

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    Prices are going up!!!

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    New list of unfriendly states

    Related: UAE has rejected sanctions, cancelled the F-35 deal with the US and is now buying chinese fighters.

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    Post  lyle6 Mon Mar 07, 2022 10:34 pm

    F*ck. Seems like I'm going to have to pay my share of the Russian Empire fund Razz

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    Post  Hole Mon Mar 07, 2022 10:37 pm

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    Meantime in China...

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    Post  Kiko Tue Mar 08, 2022 1:46 am

    Boeing has suspended the purchase of titanium from Russia, the media writes

    Wall Street Journal: Boeing has suspended the purchase of titanium from Russia.

    https://ria.ru/20220307/avia-1777030415.html

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    Post  miketheterrible Tue Mar 08, 2022 1:47 am

    Kiko wrote:Boeing has suspended the purchase of titanium from Russia, the media writes

    Wall Street Journal: Boeing has suspended the purchase of titanium from Russia.

    https://ria.ru/20220307/avia-1777030415.html

    Interesting. Maybe they already sourced from elsewhere.

    Ok, so they found some alternatives but it's mostly the amount of stock they already have.

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    Post  lancelot Tue Mar 08, 2022 3:06 am

    Boeing has a huge amount of airplanes sitting in storage they aren't going to sell anytime soon because of global aviation downturn after COVID-19.
    777X project is delayed. Limited demand for large airplanes as well because of collapsed aviation market.

    Boeing will likely try to source titanium parts from US companies and rely on existing stocks for now.
    Russia needs to convince Kazakhstan to either sanction US companies or raise cost of its titanium exports.
    This should be done as concerted move with Eurasian Economic Union.
    I think whole Eurasian Economic Union should raise tariffs on exports of unprocessed titanium metal.

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    Post  Kiko Tue Mar 08, 2022 9:59 am

    What they fought for: sanctions will leave Europe without a harvest, by Natalia Dembinskaya for RIANOVOSTI.

    The West is bombarding Russia with harsh economic sanctions, but retaliatory measures will hit the European economy no less. The EU runs the risk of being left without gas, fertilizers, wheat and, as a result, without a crop. The result is record high inflation and food shortages.

    Inject, but continue

    The European Union and the United States continue the economic war against Russia. Unprecedented Western sanctions partially cut off the country from international financial flows. The EU is expanding existing restrictions and threatening new ones. While politicians are trying to get their way, business is afraid of how Russia might respond. First of all, they are afraid to lose "the most expensive" - ​​gas.

    This week, blue fuel has already risen in price by 85 percent - up to $2,250 per thousand cubic meters. Although quotes have been prohibitive before. As Bloomberg notes, the conflict in Ukraine has turned markets upside down, the prices of everything from oil to wheat have risen, and the task of curbing inflation is almost impossible: raw materials and energy are a key element in the cost of any commodity.

    Traders daily put into quotes the risks of disruption of gas supplies from Russia, the largest seller on the continent. And although the Europeans are shouting that it is necessary to abandon Russian fuel, they are clearly not ready for a sudden "energy independence": after all, we are talking about 40 percent of gas consumption in the EU.

    Left without fertilizer

    Already in the autumn in Europe - unaffordable tariffs for electricity. First of all, it hit the chemical industry. Last year, the largest producers Yara, CF Industries, Fertiberia suspended the production of nitrogen fertilizers, sharply inflating their prices on the European market.

    According to industry group Fertilizers Europe, 80 percent of the industry's costs come from gas. The key raw material, ammonia, which is needed for nitrogen fertilizers, has also risen sharply in price. This immediately hit the supply chains. In the UK, for example, there is a shortage of frozen meat due to a lack of dry ice. And the farmers are worried about the harvest. No fertilizer comes from China. Under such conditions, the demand for products from Russia has increased dramatically.

    At the same time, domestic prices for nitrogen mineral and chemical fertilizers were fixed - three to four times lower than in Europe. So that suppliers would not seek to go to premium markets, the authorities limited exports from December to the end of May.

    According to Rosstat, last year the production of mineral fertilizers increased by 5.6 percent, to 24.9 million tons (in the active substance). As follows from the data of the Federal Customs Service and Trade Map, about 65 percent is exported. Almost a quarter - to the European Union and the United States, to China - seven percent.

    However, now the Europeans are at risk of losing what they have. The Ministry of Industry and Trade proposed to suspend deliveries due to the "sabotage" of logistics companies that refused to work with Russian cargo. As a result, farmers in the EU and other countries cannot receive the contracted volumes.

    “This creates obvious risks of crop failure and, as a result, food shortages for the countries of Western and Eastern Europe, Latin America, South and Southeast Asia. After all, it is either extremely difficult or even impossible to replace Russian fertilizers today,” the Ministry of Industry and Trade says.
    It was proposed to suspend exports "until the carriers resume rhythmic work and provide guarantees for the full supply of Russian fertilizers."

    Threaten with disaster

    Analysts state: the agriculture of Europe is threatened with a real catastrophe. This sector of the economy is already under the yoke of high prices for agrochemicals.

    “If shipments from domestic chemical plants stop, prices will skyrocket and mineral fertilizers will literally be worth their weight in gold, or even platinum or palladium. European farmers will not be able to find a full-fledged replacement for Russian products, since the remaining production of nitrogen fertilizers does not provide their needs. With phosphorus - similarly. With potash, the situation is better thanks to the German K + S Group, however, its capacities are not unlimited, "- points out Leonid Khazanov, an independent industrial expert.

    There are no alternatives, he says. In Africa, nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers are too scarce. In North America, everything goes to local farmers. As for potash, neither Canadian Nutrien nor US Mosaic will be able to quickly ramp up production.

    As a result, European farmers will either have to reduce the area under crops or grow crops without mineral fertilizers.
    The crisis also heightened concerns about the supply of grains, primarily wheat. For the first time since 2008, its value on the Chicago Stock Exchange is already above $11 per bushel. In the first three days of March, wheat has risen in price by 22.2 percent - stronger than in the whole of February.

    Bloomberg states that it's all about the consequences of large-scale US and European sanctions. The restrictions affected the situation with supplies through the Black Sea. As the agency clarifies, the harvest may be 30-50 percent less than in 2021, food prices will soar.

    Russia, experts assure, will not be left behind. "A possible suspension of grain exports due to the actions of foreign logistics operators will only lead to its rise in price throughout the world, hitting Europe hard," Khazanov points out. The competitors will be Egypt, Turkey, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other countries that are ready to pay well for grain from Russia.

    https://ria.ru/20220307/udobreniya-1776898303.html

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    Post  andalusia Tue Mar 08, 2022 10:21 am

    This is a golden opportunity for both Russia and China to end the US Dollar as the world reserve currency.

    They should encourage countries in Africa, Asia and South America to ditch the Dollar and to use their own currencies in trade.

    https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/596116-the-weaponization-of-finance-may-threaten-the-future-of-the-dollar-standard

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