posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 06:25 AM
originally posted by: BornAgainAlien
a reply to: DJW001
They make predictions and they done have just recently with possible 4,5% retraction for 2015, which is possible given that 54% of the economy is oil
and petroleum based and thus accounts also in the numbers.
Do you still approve of Putin's handling of the situation? Here are the latest figures:
And that's just the rate
of inflation. It has trebled since 2010. Historically, Russians turn against their leaders when food becomes scarce.
There are no bread riots yet, but we do have these developments:
Russia's Prosecutor General's Office has launched a wave of checks on food prices at major supermarkets across the country, as racing
inflation stokes fears that the government will impose price controls.
A four-day sweep that began on Tuesday has already discovered price rises of 10 to 150 percent on basic foodstuffs, including meat, fish, milk and
potatoes, the agency's spokeswoman Marina Gridneva told journalists on Wednesday, news agency TASS reported.
Gridneva said officials would scrutinize retailers' pricing policies and act against unjustified markups.
Obviously, price increases of 150% cannot possibly be due to market forces in the wake of international sanctions compounded by Vladimir
Vladimirovich's brilliant policy of punishing Europe by not importing their food. It must
be due to corrupt shopkeepers.
But not to worry:
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his government to rein in rising vodka prices, as he battles to preserve his popularity amid a
worsening economic crisis.
Putin told a meeting with government officials and regional governors on Wednesday that expensive vodka prices encourage the production of bootleg
spirits, which carry greater risks to people's health than legally produced alcohol.
Russia is facing its worst economic crisis since 1998, when the country devalued the ruble and defaulted on its debt. Putin's popularity is partly
based on his reputation for providing prosperity and stability.
"The overshoot of vodka prices leads only to increasing consumption of bootleg [spirits]," said Putin, who is known for promoting a healthy
lifestyle. "I think the relevant structures [government bodies] should think of that," he added.
Trust Czar Vladimir to look after the well being of his subjects.
Any comments from the Putinista Gallery?