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80% of Russians ready to give up Western food & goods / lifetyle

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posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 06:52 PM
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Interesting read from Tass this especially about what Russians earn per month , it was on the news today about minimum wage earner's in the U.K being among the 10 best payed employees in the world [ wtf ]

itar-tass.com...


80% of Russians are ready to give up Western foodstuffs for the sake of strengthening the state, according to an all-Russian poll presented by the Sociology Institute of Russia's Academy of Sciences on Wednesday.

64% of those polled agreed to giving up Western manufactured goods, 55% said they could do without tourist and business trips to the United States and Europe .

Meanwhile, 37% of the respondents said they were ready to give up the Internet and social networks.

The poorest 10% of Russian citizens have a monthly income of less than 5,000 rubles per person ($74 at the current exchange rate) while the rich earn 43,500 rubles ($643), excluding the top 3-5% of the most wealthy people who ignore polling, the researchers said.

As many as 36% of Russians assessed their life as good and only 5% admitted it was bad , i wonder how that would go in other countries

And today the Bear growled at the west after the threat of the SWIFT ban on the banking sector


Russian PM vows ‘unrestricted’ response if banned from SWIFT payment system

rt.com...

the cover of the Economist mag maybe the numbers at Cinders feet are a warning to bug out to the 1% which we are hearing in the press

allnewspipeline.com...

THE DOOM IS ON


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posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 07:02 PM
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Sounds like russia has stuck the whole country in a time machine, then gone back to the 70's, its getting very cold war again!



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 07:14 PM
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a reply to: billyvonhelvete

With Ukraine mucking Russia about with gas payment's it is only a matter of time before the cold war get's really cold for European's when the taps get turned off after the SWIFT announcement



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 07:15 PM
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a reply to: douglas5

The more you push them, the more resilient they get, not only in politics but also in defiance against the economic warfare brought up upon them...so it`s going to fail as long as the politicians make the right decisions to not aggravate the situation too much.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 07:17 PM
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Bugger!, time to move to a bungalow with electric heaters, im on gas!a reply to: douglas5



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 07:19 PM
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They have had a few decades to try the Western system and I think found it did not live up to their expectations.

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

Russians are extremely patriotic and the current crap regarding sanctions will not push them to change their Government, it will push them to defend Mother Russia against an aggressor.

They are a hardy people and have proved this so many times.

It may just come down to BRICS vs The West and many in the West may just change sides as Greece is moving towards right now.

P



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 07:21 PM
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a reply to: BornAgainAlien

The Russians will take a long time to forgive this insults and European market's can kiss any hope of getting sales back to normal .

Poking this angry bear is going to turn out bad


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posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 07:23 PM
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Russia is not Moscow. Go to any "russkoe derevnia" (russian willage) and you go back in time to the 19-th sentury. They are not ready to give up Western foodstuffs, they simply don't know what that is. It is the same to say that 99.999% of North Koreans are ready to give up Facebook.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 07:30 PM
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Where is the overarching ethics committee that should be there overseeing any international decisions of such magnitude from self imposed 'world rulers' /'deciders of the economies of other nations'?



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 07:31 PM
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a reply to: vdamiano

Some areas have banned children from drinking coke and G.M.O s have got the push by the duma and Mcdonalds in Russia have been shut in places



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 07:35 PM
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They are not ready to give up Western foodstuffs, they simply don't know what that is.


not exactly sure what they see as western food but if they are talking about fast foods as in maccas,kfc,pizza hut etc they are not missing out on much ...in fact they are better off without it



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 07:37 PM
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a reply to: theabsolutetruth

It looks like the leaders in the western world want to destroy the petrodollar and the Euro based trade just when things were starting to turn a corner

China will be lol out loud and waiting in the wings to be the new ruler of the world when the brown stuff hits the fan



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 07:40 PM
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a reply to: douglas5

Healthier Russians then.

They should be channelling their economy into self sufficiency. Poly tunnels in every town and super productive farming.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 07:43 PM
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a reply to: douglas5

Things sure are heating up in the world of global tensions, perhaps the atomic clock had a heads up on the Greece /SWIFT developments.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: theabsolutetruth

The pipelines that were to be built and ship orders were going to Europe but now will be completed in Russia by local firms who were just given emergency funding .

I remember a story a few years ago where every Russian was given a parcel of land for growing their own veg maybe they saw this coming



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 07:50 PM
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a reply to: douglas5

I truly hope for the sake of world peace and independence that they become self sufficient.

I hope that also for all nations as the global marketplace has resulted in unfair monopolies and economic strategies that defies the logic of the potential for each nation.

If UK supermarkets for example, were to sell 80% UK origin produce, there would be improved economy for UK business and improved self sufficiency.

If they also had specifications on ingredients, the nation would also save billions on the NHS, for example banning fizzy drinks and promoting non standard shaped veg at reduced prices.
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posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 07:50 PM
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Greece is doing better after 5 years of their austerity program.
When a countries currency collapses the only alternative is to give up expensive imported goods.
Local prices at Russian farm stands are still relatively low, in fact Russian goods may be priced so low that it stimulates their export trade numbers. It would take a lot of chickpeas to make up for the lost oil revenue though.



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 07:53 PM
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originally posted by: theabsolutetruth
a reply to: douglas5

Things sure are heating up in the world of global tensions, perhaps the atomic clock had a heads up on the Greece /SWIFT developments.


The number's at Cinderella's feet are starting to creep me out now 11/5 11/3 and with the announcement that the rich are bugging out now

Something looks on the horizon



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 07:54 PM
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I love foodstuffs, but I would give foodstuffs up for a cause.

But...


Meanwhile, 37% of the respondents said they were ready to give up the Internet and social networks.


Why on Earth would that make anything any better for them?



posted on Jan, 28 2015 @ 07:58 PM
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a reply to: Cauliflower

They have a fantastic gold holding at 1,208.23 tonnes and have announced that they could handle oil at $ 30

This could be a long winter in the west



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