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    Russia and economic war by the west

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    Post  LMFS Tue May 31, 2022 1:33 am

    The Globalists’ Race Against Time

    Eamon McKinney

    May 26, 2022

    A Great Reset will happen, just not the one intended by the Globalists. They may have to settle for the Great Decoupling instead.

    The green economy, de-industrialisation, digital health passports, Central Bank digital currencies, these are all core components of the Globalists’ plan for the Great reset. The WEF has painted a picture of their proposed future via Klaus Schwab and his acolytes. “We will have nothing, own nothing and be happy”. The main obstacle to this grand vision is that not surprisingly very few countries wish to go along with it. The Globalists know their game is coming to an end and the Great Reset is their way of ensuring that the same financial cabal that has brought the world to its current lamentable state will continue to rule over all in the next world order. The most prominent objectors to this insidious plan are of course Russia and China. Unlike their western counterparts both have strong leaders who enjoy popular support, have strong economies and are optimistic about future prospects for growth. Neither intends to sacrifice their countries so that Western elites can maintain their control over the Global economic system and impose their self-serving will on weaker nations. Which in its simplest terms is why both countries need to be destroyed, at least economically before the Great Reset can be imposed on the world. Time, however, is not on the Globalists’ side, recent events have demonstrated that they are aware of this and are accelerating their timelines.

    The Great Reset and its stated objectives have been in the planning for several years, those plans however are now seriously behind schedule. The election of Trump in 2016 wasn’t supposed to happen. He was to Washington the ultimate “Black Swan” event. An outsider without the backing of a political party and with seemingly the entire mainstream media against him, his victory was considered all but impossible. Yet win he did, and it seemed he spent the entire four years of his presidency battling against the Globalist faction, both internationally and within America. Washington felt cheated, not only was Trump an “outsider” he was also a disrupter. Opinions on the divisive Trump aside, he was indisputably an “America First Nationalist”, he was anti-NATO. and a vocal anti-Globalist. There would be no Great Reset under Trump, he was an obstacle to the agenda and had to be removed. Which in 2020 in a blatantly fraudulent election he was. Should Trump run again in 2024 and all indications are that he will, he would likely win an honest election in a landslide. The return of Trump would provide another major obstacle to the Globalist agenda. Expect that all efforts will be expended to prevent another Trump presidency. With an angry populace and increased electoral scrutiny next time around, they may have to turn to other measures to foil a Trump return. Should Trump re-enter the White House in 2024, the notoriously vindictive Trump is expected to seek accountability against those who he believes robbed him of his rightful election. Nerves are frayed in Washington and they know the clock is ticking.

    Trump set the agenda back four years and they are now playing against the clock to make up for lost time, all evidence suggests that they are getting increasingly desperate. The recent invitations issued to Sweden and Finland to “fast track” NATO membership is yet another provocation to Russia. Putin wants to end the Ukraine conflict on his own terms and withdraw, he doesn’t not get bogged down in a quagmire that would drag on for years. NATO wants exactly that. Wooing Sweden and Finland is their attempt to ensure years of conflict and tension. Putin understands this all too well. As they lurch from one bad idea to another, attention should be paid to the indecent haste in which they are moving. It appears they are making things up as they go along, all without any obvious sense of consequence.

    The prospect of Trump 2.0 is not the only time sensitive issue facing the Globalists. The global economy is on the brink of implosion. Sri Lanka has recently defaulted on its international debts. This will immediately create at least a $500 billion hole in the global economy. Alarmingly, according to the World Bank more than 70 other countries are in a similarly perilous economic condition. For most their debts are un-payable, and the IMF solution of structural adjustment (austerity) privatisations, and cuts to government services, would consign these countries to generations of deprivation and social unrest. Or, they could repudiate the debt completely and abandon the Western banking model. Both China and Russia have alternatives to SWIFT and welcome countries who want to escape the neo-liberal financial plantation. Both offer investment for development, non-interference and respect for countries’ sovereignty. All things valued by every country, but unachievable under Western domination. Decisions will very soon be made by countries throughout the Global south about who they want to align their futures with.

    A new proposal being put before the UN on May 22nd essentially requires all nations to surrender their sovereignty to the WHO in the event of another pandemic. That they would even think that post-Covid the WHO enjoys that level of confidence, is delusional. This transparent power grab is easily recognised for what it is, in the unlikely event that it gains enough traction, expect another pandemic to follow shortly after. The cabal still has the tools to cajole, bribe and threaten countries to submit, and doubtless it will try, but outside of the captured western countries, such a desperate move will garner scant support. Covid failed to usher in the Great Reset but it unleashed a wave of destruction on the global economy that may take generations to repair. Many questions on the criminal mismanagement of Covid remain unanswered. There are few nations that don’t harbour deep resentment towards the notoriously corrupt and inept WHO and its genocidal Sugar Daddy Bill Gates. The sheer audacity of the proposal stinks of desperation. The upcoming vote is likely to give the Globalists another stark reminder of its waning power and influence.

    A Great Reset will happen, just not the one intended by the Globalists. They may have to settle for the Great Decoupling instead. As Western influence continues to diminish at a rapid pace the trend of countries flocking to the China/Russia orbit is bound to increase. The NWO that they have been lusting after for generations is likely to be restricted to Western Europe and North America, or about 15% of the World’s population. The effects of the disastrous Ukraine provocation and the failed sanctions will soon become undeniable. Food and energy shortages together with uncontrollable inflation, will make even this smaller NWO harder to control. The Emperor has no clothes, as all can now see, their game is old, tired and predictable, and they have no new ideas. The Globalists may not have to worry about a Trump return in 2024. It is highly likely that the clock will have run out on them by then. It could happen any day.

    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2022/05/26/the-globalists-race-against-time/

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    Post  Hinex1988 Tue May 31, 2022 10:30 am

    ⚡Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry

    ▫During an inspection of the Azovstal plant underground facilities in Mariupol, where the surrendered Nazis of the Ukrainian Azov formation were hiding, Russian servicemen found an isothermal van.

    ▫152 bodies of dead fighters and servicemen of the AFU were stored in the van with the broken cooling system.

    ▫I recall that before surrendering, the Azov command publicly appealed to Zelensky to take the bodies of the dead so that their families could bury them on Kiev-controlled territory.

    ▫However, there were no requests from Kiev to receive the bodies of the dead from the Azovstal plant.

    ▫Moreover, during the inspection of the van, Russian sappers found four mines under the bodies of the dead Ukrainian soldiers. The total mass of explosives in them was enough to destroy all the bodies left in the van.

    ▫Based on the results of interrogations of captured Azov fighters, it has been established that the mining of the bodies was carried out on direct orders from Kiev.

    ▫The purpose of the provocation is to accuse Russia of deliberately destroying the bodies and preventing their removal for transfer to relatives in order to save the political "reputation" of the Kiev regime and Zelensky personally.

    ▫In the near future, the Russian side plans to hand over the bodies of Ukrainian fighters and servicemen found on the territory of Azovstal plant to representatives of Ukraine.

    ▫The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation in Ukraine.

    💥During the day, high-precision air-based missiles have hit 4 control points, as well as 13 areas of concentration of Ukrainian manpower and military equipment.

    ✈💥Operational-tactical, army and unmanned aviation have hit 3 command posts, 69 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration, 1 radar station and 2 ammunition depots of the AFU near Raigorodok and Nikolaevka, Donetsk People's Republic.

    ▫The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 290 nationalists and 23 weapons and military equipment. 1 Su-25 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force has been shot down near Kobzatsy, Nikolaev Region.

    💥Russian air defense means have shot down 6 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Donetsk, Makeevka in Donetsk People's Republic, Popasnaya in Lugansk People's Republic, Liptsy, Bolshie Prokhody in Kharkov Region, including 1 UAV have been shot down near Snake Island.

    💥Missile troops and artillery have hit 38 command posts, 417 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration, and 46 firing positions of artillery and mortar batteries.

    ▫36 pieces of weapons and military equipment nave been destroyed, including 1 Ukrainian Uragan multiple-launch rocket system battery, 1 Grad multiple-launch rocket system battery, 2 ammunition depots, and 1 fuel depot.

    📊In total, 184 Ukrainian aircraft and 128 helicopters, 1,070 unmanned aerial vehicles, 325 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,342 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 454 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,738 field artillery and mortars, as well as 3,311 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.

    #MoD #Russia #Ukraine #Briefing
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    Post  andalusia Tue May 31, 2022 11:02 am

    EU wrestles Russia oil embargo:


    https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/eu-wrestles-russia-oil-embargo-073529864.html
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    Post  Hole Tue May 31, 2022 12:28 pm

    Putin wants to end the Ukraine conflict on his own terms and withdraw, he doesn’t not get bogged down in a quagmire that would drag on for years.

    The author still believes that something called "Ukraine" will exist in a few years. No

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    Post  Arrow Tue May 31, 2022 1:12 pm

    Hole wrote:
    Putin wants to end the Ukraine conflict on his own terms and withdraw, he doesn’t not get bogged down in a quagmire that would drag on for years.

    The author still believes that something called "Ukraine" will exist in a few years. No

    Ukraine will continue to exist. The only question is how much territory. What part will the Russians take over?

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    Post  flamming_python Tue May 31, 2022 2:25 pm

    sepheronx wrote:
    flamming_python wrote:Haha, this is quite funny. And telling
    https://t.me/minvostok/284

    Actually popped up on my Telegram from a random channel I'm subscribed to, that ostensibly has very little to do with East-West relations or politics really

    Basically the Chinese border city of Heihe, facing the Russian city of Blagoveschensk opposite across the Amur river - projected up a huge slogan, "Russia we are with you"

    So while the West is making it clear to Russia that it wants it dead and buried, the East is encouraging Russia and showing that there's another world that is on its side, or at least is open to building constructive relations

    To the non-Western powers of the world, Russia throwing down the gauntlet to the bullying Americans and the moralizing Europeans is quite a boon really. It increases their own bargaining power. See India. Provided that is that they have the internal stability and resistant power structure to prevent regime-change attempts. See Pakistan.

    Hey mate, I got a question that I posed on the Ukrainian war thread as its read the most but...

    Are you Russians still able to buy electronics via aliexpress?

    I was looking up GPU'S and saw obviously rebadged rtx 3070's (possibly mobile units reconfigured into desktop variants) with a few Russians posting reviews as late as a few weeks ago.

    So I'm assuming you guys can still order those devices through them and using union pay, right?

    TBH

    I have no idea
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    Post  GunshipDemocracy Tue May 31, 2022 9:58 pm

    KFC Germany helps Ukrainian chicks to find a job   What a Face  What a Face  What a Face




    Didn't hear this from official sources yet but Polish PM suggested secondary sanctions for countries outside EU to buy Russia oil. Knowing mental problems of Polish elites it might actually be true.  I wonder how? to sanction China/India?

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    Post  Kiko Tue May 31, 2022 10:01 pm

    Ruble-yuan trade soars over 1,000%, 31.05.2022.

    Russia and China are ditching the US dollar in favor of national currencies.

    Russia and China are continuing to eliminate the US dollar from mutual trade as monthly volumes on the exchange of ruble and yuan have reportedly soared 1,067% to nearly $4 billion over the past three months.

    According to Bloomberg calculations, some 25.91 billion yuan, or $3.9 billion, have been exchanged for rubles on the Moscow spot market so far in May, marking a twelvefold surge versus the volumes recorded in February, when Russia launched its military operation in Ukraine. The spike coincides with a rally in the ruble to a five-year high against the yuan and the US dollar.

    Meanwhile, volume in the dollar-ruble pairing reportedly dropped to the lowest level in a decade. The ruble rallied 118% against the greenback between early March and late May, even as most traders deserted the pair amid capital controls and forced dollar sales.

    “The main players in the yuan-ruble market are corporations and banks, but there is also a growing interest from retail investors,” a currency and rates strategist at Sberbank CIB, Yuri Popov, told the agency.

    “The volume on the Moscow Exchange’s spot market has surged. This is due to sanctions concerns, as well as the intentions of Russia and China to encourage the usage of national currencies in bilateral trade,” he added.

    The mass exodus of international brands from the sanctions-hit country have reportedly forced Russian businesses to turn to Chinese goods to replace Western imports. Meanwhile, the Chinese yuan may gain fresh impetus for internationalization just when growing tensions between Washington and Beijing are slowing that process.

    https://www.rt.com/business/556389-ruble-yuan-surge-dollar-sanctions/

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    Post  kvs Tue May 31, 2022 10:27 pm

    "International brands" are all made in China.

    lol1 lol1 lol1 lol1 lol1 lol1 lol1

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    Post  Kiko Tue May 31, 2022 11:39 pm

    France is doomed to nuclear dependence on Russia, by Vladimir Dobrynin for VZGLYAD, 31.05.2022.

    In trading within the European Union, which is trying to cut itself off from energy resources from Russia, the voice of France is almost not heard. This is understandable: the French are practically independent of the Russian Federation in terms of coal, gas and even oil. But there is another resource, because of which Paris is doomed to dependence on Moscow, despite all the efforts of European officials.

    France is perhaps the only EU country that has managed to preserve the future for its nuclear energy, having withstood the blows of the "green agenda". In the 2010s, it steadily  exported  its "nuclear" electricity to Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, the UK and Spain, earning up to three billion euros a year from this.

    This winter, when Europe faced a huge rise in gas prices (and its shortage to meet its energy needs), the French peaceful atom  literally saved  neighboring Germany from an energy catastrophe. But working “for themselves and for that guy” (during the critical days of this winter, up to 40% of the electricity consumed by the Germans came to the country from France), the Gallic reactors were so overstressed that almost half (28 out of 58) had to be “stopped for maintenance”. The case, it would seem, is common - they serviced it, launched it again. But the current period of this very maintenance unexpectedly dragged on.

    The delay happened, as it turns out upon an in-depth study of its causes, not at all because of the desire of specialists to “stretch the pleasure of performing technical work” and not because of pressure on nuclear scientists from the side of the “greens” (read: apologists for abandoning the operation of nuclear power plants).

    What is more harmful

    The "gas crisis" that began last year caused a multiple increase in prices for blue fuel. This not only made the electricity consumed by the country more expensive, but also forced the French authorities to reconsider their attitude towards nuclear energy.

    The prospect of the transformation of the Gallic state from a solid exporter of kilowatts into its eternal importer became too obvious. Therefore, the opinion that has been formed that the process of abandoning nuclear power plants should be postponed for as long as possible looks economically justified.

    At the same time, it contradicts the EU Green Deal, which Ms. Ursula von der Leyen and other European Commissioners see as a result of which a complete transition of all EU members to the use of only such energy, which is generated using renewable sources. The Commonwealth of Twenty-Seven stubbornly continues to call it the most environmentally friendly.

    Here it would be worth remembering that nuclear power plants emit six grams of CO2 into the atmosphere during the entire production cycle of one kilowatt-hour of electricity. Wind farms emit 11 grams of carbon dioxide per kilowatt-hour, while solar emits 80 grams. Finally, the gas turbines, declared extremely environmentally friendly, send 420 grams of CO2 into the atmosphere for every kilowatt-hour generated.

    In general, Ursula von der Leyen and Co. are confusing something. But in Paris it was well understood that the energy and other security of the country in the present and future depends on the condition and performance of French nuclear power plants, which produce 75% of the total annual energy produced in the country. Therefore, instead of a complete shutdown of all reactors by 2050, they  planned to build  an additional 14.

    So, the logic of behavior is built, the decision is actually made. It would seem that 28 reactors stopped for maintenance should be launched - and the sooner the better. But “should” does not always mean “possible”.

    "Nowhere but in Mosselprom"

    The French nuclear power industry consumes about 10,500 tons of uranium annually. Of these, 8,000 tons  enter  the country from abroad (usually as a "yellow cake" - uranium concentrate in the form of uranium oxide powder U3O8, subsequently processed for the needs of nuclear power plants). According to Rod Adams, an American expert in the field of nuclear energy, “45% of this amount was recently accounted for by raw materials mined by Canada, another 32% by Niger, and the rest the French received from Australia, Kazakhstan and Russia – and they have no problems with increasing purchases. there were none."

    The most important word in the above quote is the word “had to”, since Adams was talking about a situation that took place in 2013. Since then, a lot of water has flowed, or, if we use not figurative, but precise categories, not water, but uranium. The reserves  of deposits  in Niger, which were recently estimated at 6% of the world's reserves, are now close to depletion.

    Canadian Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson  told  the British BBC recently that "Canada is happy to help the world solve the global energy crisis by supplying more oil, gas and uranium to the international market." It sounded loud and beautiful. But what about in reality?

    In 2018, Canada produced 6699 tons of uranium (no more recent data available, but production volumes are stable). 85% of the mined was exported. It seems that the prospects for the French nuclear industry to get the necessary raw materials seem almost brilliant, but the importers of Canadian uranium (according to  the website of the  Maple Leaf Government) are "the USA, China and the countries of Europe."

    A logical question arises: what will France get in the battle for Canadian uranium under conditions when China is ready to buy everything and pay more than others, the neighboring United States is the world leader in uranium consumption, while having almost no deposits of its own, and France is not the only one a European power in need of uranium (but, quite possibly, the one that is in the first place in the Washington list of EU states whose economic development should be restrained).

    France could receive uranium from African countries, since many of those who have reserves of this raw material were once French colonies and, having gained independence from Paris in the second half of the 20th century, continued to be “in preferential relations” with it. But here, too, bad luck: a couple of months ago, France  announced the curtailment  of its ongoing anti-Islamic operation Barkhan in Chad, Mali and some other "uranium-containing" countries. According to the  doctor of historical sciences, an employee of the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vasily Filippov,

    “Emmanuel Macron fell into a trap: in order to take cheap uranium from the Sahel zone, he needs to conduct an expensive military operation in Africa, which significantly increases the price of raw materials and actually makes it unprofitable to purchase.”

    Let us add that thousands of demonstrations “for friendship with Russia” have recently been taking place in Mali, and approximately the same thing has been observed in the Central African Republic. So African uranium for France is a very big question.

    What remains? Russia and Kazakhstan, which together account for almost 45% of all the world's proven uranium reserves. Yes, in this pair, Kazakhstan is the leader, whose share in the world market is more than 37%. However, the word "leadership" in this case is not identical to the term "advantage". The fact is that most of the Kazakh uranium cannot get to the consumer countries, bypassing the Russian Federation.

    Our southern neighbors have an extremely limited resource for uranium enrichment. Namely, uranium enriched to a level of 5 to 20% is most often required by nuclear power plant operators. “Russia has 43% of the world's uranium enrichment capacity, and Kazakh nuclear raw materials first go to Russian enrichment plants and only from them to the market,”  writes the  Australian portal The Conversation.

    "Threat to European balance"

    “Today, almost half (45%) of the uranium coming to France comes from the former Soviet Union,” notes the  French branch of  Greenpeace. “Almost 30% of the enriched uranium used in the EU countries is Russian-made,”  the Spanish  branch of the named environmental organization supplements the information.

    As we can see from the above data, the Russian Federation controls most of the U3O8 that enters Europe from the territory of the ex-USSR.

    “EDF, Europe's largest nuclear power producer, which usually exports cheap electricity in winter, may be forced to import it this year after cutting its production forecast for the third time. The company's fleet ( the reactors it maintains - approx. VIEW), limping due to malfunctions, is a problem not only for France, but also for countries such as neighboring Germany, which may have to burn more gas in order to maintain an up-to-date energy supply state, despite the promise to reduce its dependence on Moscow. About half of EDF's 56 reactors are currently shut down, and this year's production is estimated by EDF to be the lowest in more than 30  years.

    “The French problem came at a very inopportune time, given the current geopolitical situation,” Nicolas Leclerc, co-founder of Paris-based energy company Omnegy, was quoted by the agency as saying. “The whole European equilibrium could be in jeopardy.”

    “Threat to the European balance” is already very serious for the European Union. Given the experts' understanding of the negative energy collisions of the coming winter, it is logical to expect reasonable actions from the governments of the EU countries. Actions dictated not by politics, but by the economy and concern for their own citizens. The first call has already been made.

    “France will demand that all neighboring countries have ways to generate electricity,” said Leclerc, mentioned above. – It is important for us that Germany does not diverge too much from Russia. If they don’t have access to Russian gas, they won’t be able to produce the electricity we need.”

    The expectation of an increase in purchases of Russian gas from Germany does not exempt France from increasing purchases of Russian-related uranium.

    According to some Russian and European media, France has already "many times increased its purchases of Russian uranium from the Urals, using schemes to circumvent anti-Russian sanctions." Paris has to choose between the political unity of the West and the welfare of the country in which it has the status of capital. And since, as we see, there is no reason to expect real help, that is, supplies, from other countries of the world, Monsieur Macron will increasingly call the President of the Russian Federation, but not because of concern about the situation in Ukraine, but by voicing proposals for expanding economic cooperation between France and Russia.

    According to Alexandre Artamonov, doctor of social sciences at the Catholic University of France, referring to well-known French political scientists Jean-Michel Bernouchet and Aymeric Chopard, “French authorities are now actively looking for the possibility of building a strong European axis Moscow-Paris, which may also pass through Berlin.” The desire and the need to survive oblige France to go to the thresholds of the Kremlin.

    https://vz.ru/economy/2022/5/31/1160981.html

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    Post  Kiko Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:10 am

    Media: ten airlines will pay for aircraft leasing in rubles

    Vedomosti: 10 airlines intend to pay for the leasing of foreign aircraft in rubles.

    MOSCOW, June 1 - RIA Novosti. Ten Russian airlines have opened C-type ruble accounts with banks to transfer payments for planes to leasing companies from "unfriendly countries," the Vedomosti newspaper reported, citing sources close to the government.

    These are Aeroflot , Pobeda, Rossiya, S7 Airlines, Smartavia , Yakutia, Alrosa , Yamal, Polar Airlines, Aurora . Five more carriers - Ural Airlines , Izhavia, Nordstar, Rusline , I-Fly - are in the process of opening such accounts, the interlocutors of the publication said.

    Russian individuals and legal entities that have obligations to creditors from countries recognized by the government as unfriendly, according to a presidential decree, can pay for them using a special ruble account in the name of a foreign company and transferring money there at the Central Bank rate on the day of payment.

    Aeroflot, S7 Airlines and Smartavia confirmed their intention to work according to this scheme.

    "We are ready to fully fulfill our contractual obligations to lessors," an Aeroflot spokesman told the newspaper.
    "In accordance with the procedures approved by the government, S7 Airlines opens ruble accounts and will offer lessors to receive payments in rubles," the source at S7 Airlines said in turn. A Smartavia spokesperson said: "Yes, we have complied with the requirement of the March 5, 2022 presidential decree."

    Western sanctions imposed after the start of the special operation in Ukraine include a ban on the supply of aircraft and spare parts to Russia , as well as on insurance and maintenance. Foreign lessors were instructed to break contracts with Russian airlines and take the aircraft. Transport Minister Vitaly Savelyev said at the end of March that the return of more than 500 aircraft from Russian airlines had been requested.

    The Federal Air Transport Agency recommended that carriers with aircraft in foreign registries suspend international flights in order to avoid the arrest or detention of aircraft registered abroad.

    https://ria.ru/20220601/lizing-1792253181.html

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    Post  lancelot Wed Jun 01, 2022 3:10 pm

    Aeroflot also bought eight of their leased A330s a couple weeks ago. I assume they were near the end of their lease period and the residual payments to take ownership of the aircraft were low.

    https://aviation21.ru/aeroflot-poluchil-pravo-sobstvennosti-na-samolyoty-a330/

    Aeroflot received ownership of the A330 aircraft
    05/15/2022

    Aeroflot has purchased eight Airbus A330 wide-body airliners from foreign lessors, the carrier's press service reported.

    “Eight A330 aircraft have been purchased. Aircraft were purchased from foreign lessors as part of the fulfillment of contractual obligations. The aircraft have been transferred to the Russian register,” said the representative of the airline. He added that the owner of the aircraft is Aeroflot PJSC.

    Earlier, the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Vitaly Savelyev said that 1182 aircraft were registered in the Russian state register. Of these, 1127 are passenger. In the near future, the transfer of the entire fleet of domestic airlines to Russian jurisdiction will be completed.

    At the end of April, the board of directors of Aeroflot considered the issue of early buyout of aircraft. After that, the airline announced and launched several flights on A330 aircraft, for example, to the Maldives, Turkey and Tashkent.

    On April 8, the European Union adopted an amendment to anti-Russian sanctions that allows leasing companies to sell aircraft that are financially leased from Russian airlines. Ownership of the aircraft can be transferred after payment of lease payments.

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    Post  Kiko Wed Jun 01, 2022 7:48 pm

    Prices for buckwheat, sugar and eggs have decreased in Russia, 01.06.2022.

    Rosstat: buckwheat in Russia fell by 0.27%, sugar by 0.93%, the price of eggs fell by 3.04%.

    MOSCOW, June 1 - RIA Novosti. Sugar in Russia is getting cheaper for the seventh week in a row, eggs for the sixth, buckwheat has begun to get cheaper, rice rises in price almost at the same pace as a week ago, the rise in prices for sunflower oil has slowed down, follows from the materials of Rosstat.

    During the period from May 21 to May 27, the price of sugar in the Russian Federation decreased by an average of 0.93%: the price decline occurs for the seventh week in a row, but since the beginning of the year, sugar has risen in price by 46.6%. Eggs are becoming cheaper for the sixth week: during the reporting period, their price fell by 3.04%, since the beginning of the year - by 11.75%.

    Buckwheat in the reporting week began to become cheaper, losing 0.27%, in the previous week it increased in price by an average of 0.34%, and from the beginning of the year to May 27 - by 20.77%. Rice became more expensive by 0.67% (in the previous week - by 0.52%, since the beginning of the year - by 28.49%). Millet groats rose in price by 0.21% over the week (a week earlier - by 0.28%, since the beginning of the year - by 9.97%).

    The price of sunflower oil continues to grow - by 0.29% in the reporting week and by 0.55% - in the previous one, and from the beginning of the year to May 27 - by 13.41%. In turn, from May 21 to May 27, margarine rose in price by 0.96%, a week earlier - by 0.82%, and since the beginning of the year - by 34.22%.

    Chilled and frozen chickens fell by 0.36% on average across the country. Over the previous week, chicken meat also fell in price - by 0.34%, and from the beginning of the year to May 27 - it rose by 3.21%. Pork fell in price by 0.55% (a week earlier - by 0.32%, since the beginning of the year - has risen in price by 1.91%).

    Wheat flour in the reporting week added 0.01% (since the beginning of the year it has risen in price by 14.96%), black bread has risen in price by 0.31% (since the beginning of the year - by 8.51%), white bread - by 0.27 % (from the beginning of the year - by 10.37%). Pasta became cheaper by 0.08%, vermicelli - by 0.26% (since the beginning of the year, these goods have risen in price by 17.17% and 16.69%, respectively).

    Table salt rose in price by 0.6% (a week earlier - by 0.79%, since the beginning of the year - by 28.33%). Black tea became more expensive by 0.29% (a week earlier - by 0.65%, since the beginning of the year - by 23.77%).

    https://ria.ru/20220601/tseny-1792458826.html

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    Post  lancelot Thu Jun 02, 2022 2:46 am

    I heard that the price of butter and coffee had also went up quite a lot. Coffee because of the EU sea transport boycott and the butter because of companies like Valio pulling out of the Russian market. I expect tea to not be a problem now that Russia is selling energy to Sri Lanka. Even coffee shouldn't be a problem once the transportation situation is solved. Russia has good relations with all the major exporters.

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    Post  GunshipDemocracy Thu Jun 02, 2022 3:39 am

    lancelot wrote:I heard that the price of butter and coffee had also went up quite a lot. Coffee because of the EU sea transport boycott and the butter because of companies like Valio pulling out of the Russian market. I expect tea to not be a problem now that Russia is selling energy to Sri Lanka. Even coffee shouldn't be a problem once the transportation situation is solved. Russia has good relations with all the major exporters.

    Solving the problem of merchant fleet shall be now one pretty urgent matters in Russian export. I mean insurance as well as enough ships.

    Somehow Soviet Union could solve this problem but I wonder if merchant fleet would not be attacked by rogue states like USA or UK on its way.
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    Post  sepheronx Thu Jun 02, 2022 6:27 am

    Butter will be solved by internal producers since dairy production in Russia has significantly increased over the last 5 years, I figure butter will be the next one to cheese as cheese production had skyrocketed.

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    Post  Scorpius Thu Jun 02, 2022 7:03 am

    All these official reports are full of shit. In fact, prices for products of certain categories have almost doubled. Some products (for example, vegetables and herbs) experience seasonal fluctuations, for example, in summer they traditionally become cheaper. So you really just have to go and look at the real prices in a particular store.
    Video cards, for example, are now sold at a margin of +30-50% of European prices.
    Meat prices have increased by about 30-40%. So there is a price increase, it is very significant, the situation is aggravated by the fact that a lot of people speculate on the situation.

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    Post  sepheronx Thu Jun 02, 2022 7:11 am

    Scorpius wrote:All these official reports are full of shit. In fact, prices for products of certain categories have almost doubled. Some products (for example, vegetables and herbs) experience seasonal fluctuations, for example, in summer they traditionally become cheaper. So you really just have to go and look at the real prices in a particular store.
    Video cards, for example, are now sold at a margin of +30-50% of European prices.
    Meat prices have increased by about 30-40%. So there is a price increase, it is very significant, the situation is aggravated by the fact that a lot of people speculate on the situation.

    Take pictures and post it here next time you are in a store.
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    Post  Scorpius Thu Jun 02, 2022 7:13 am

    The other side of the coin is that the incomes of the population are also growing. For example, if you have some savings, in March you could open a bank deposit at 21% per annum for six months. So I know examples where people will simply receive about 300 thousand rubles for this period, which will cover their expenses. Someone has more, someone has less - people's incomes will grow, compensating for part of the price increase.
    As for me personally, the current crisis has forced me to take certain actions that should lead to an increase in my income by about 50% at least in the short term. And if earlier it was about 110 thousand rubles a month, now it is about 160 thousand.
    However, I do not know how long it will last, but I use every opportunity to earn now.

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    Post  Scorpius Thu Jun 02, 2022 7:33 am

    but in general it is more convenient and easier to look at prices on the store's website:
    https://lenta.com/catalog/
    https://5ka.ru/rating/catalogue


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    Post  JohninMK Thu Jun 02, 2022 11:38 pm

    This will put the cat among the digital pidgins Laughing especially when perhaps another 30% of Neon supply came from Azovstal. Shame about that Rolling Eyes

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    Russia has restricted the export of gases (Helium, Argon, Neon etc) necessary for the production of #microchips.
    The restrictions are a response to the ban on supplying Russia with #semiconductors. Russian supplies provide up to 30% of neon consumption.#geoeconomics

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    Post  JohninMK Fri Jun 03, 2022 1:13 am

    I put this chart on the Russia economy thread but then had a thought

    What is the total PPP for the non Russia sanctions crowd? Oooops that doesn't look good for the West.

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