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Author Topic: Russia Watch Thread/Ветка о России  (Read 127661 times)

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Russia Watch Thread/Ветка о России
« on: November 05, 2014, 10:53:37 am »

Переведите на английский, пожалуйста, что угодно вы напишите по-русски.

I will- unless something really gets screwed up- be spending the 2015-2016 academic year in St. Petersburg, so I've started to take more than a minor interest in Russian politics. This thread is specifically for Russia-watchers (as well as those areas of Eastern Europe and Asia that have business with the Bear), not Europe as a whole.

I'll start by noting that the Russian economy looks like it's starting to tank:

Russian Central Bank is pumping $1 billion a day to try and stabilize the ruble, which is crashing anyways.

...followed by a rise in the main interest rate, also to revive the ruble...

Inflation is over 8% and rising.

Combining hostile foreign policy with shoot-yourself-in-the-foot protectionism, the government has also banned iPhones. There's a ban on importing most foodstuffs, too, IIRC.
« Last Edit: November 05, 2014, 03:34:58 pm by FearfulJesuit »
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Re: Russia Watch Thread
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2014, 10:54:37 am »

Im watching you Russia.  Now specifically in this thread.
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Re: Russia Watch Thread
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2014, 10:58:05 am »

*squints in a vaguely eastward direction*

Posting to watch Russia.
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Re: Russia Watch Thread
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2014, 11:12:05 am »

Russia needs watching?

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Re: Russia Watch Thread
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2014, 11:39:06 am »

Thanks to this thread, I can now -- like Sarah Palin -- watch Russia from my house.

EDIT: Semi-ninja'ed.

Also, the Apple thing may be partially because Tim Cook came out as gay. I'd be curious to hear from Russian B12'ers as to what the government/media is saying about Apple.

2nd EDIT: inb4 ruble=rubble jokes
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Re: Russia Watch Thread
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2014, 11:42:14 am »

I will- unless something really gets screwed up- be spending the 2015-2016 academic year in St. Petersburg, so I've started to take more than a minor interest in Russian politics. This thread is specifically for Russia-watchers (as well as those areas of Eastern Europe and Asia that have business with the Bear), not Europe as a whole.

I'll start by noting that the Russian economy looks like it's starting to tank:

Russian Central Bank is pumping $1 billion a day to try and stabilize the ruble, which is crashing anyways.

...followed by a rise in the main interest rate, also to revive the ruble...

Inflation is over 8% and rising.

Combining hostile foreign policy with shoot-yourself-in-the-foot protectionism, the government has also banned iPhones. There's a ban on importing most foodstuffs, too, IIRC.


...shit. I was planning to do the same thing, but for only a semester and probably a different time period.
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Re: Russia Watch Thread
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2014, 11:46:47 am »

In other news, the Ruble is down to all-time lows again in today's session. Republicans winning the election is 'good' for the dollar, so the drop is going to steepen like it did today. Food inflation is continuing the unabated rise. All in all pretty good news for the Kremlin.
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Re: Russia Watch Thread
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2014, 12:33:38 pm »

Thanks to this thread, I can now -- like Sarah Palin -- watch Russia from my house.

EDIT: Semi-ninja'ed.

Also, the Apple thing may be partially because Tim Cook came out as gay. I'd be curious to hear from Russian B12'ers as to what the government/media is saying about Apple.

2nd EDIT: inb4 ruble=rubble jokes

According to a friend of mine who's in St. P right now, the monument is being removed for repair, and they announced it before Cook came out. It's certainly suspicious, though.
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Re: Russia Watch Thread
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2014, 12:35:30 pm »

* Haspen watches Russia now.
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Re: Russia Watch Thread
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2014, 12:38:42 pm »

* Big Fniff is watching you, Russia.

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Re: Russia Watch Thread
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2014, 01:03:55 pm »

I will- unless something really gets screwed up- be spending the 2015-2016 academic year in St. Petersburg

Вы говорите по-русски?

We had a bunch of language threads here a few weeks ago, but I never saw one for russian.

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Re: Russia Watch Thread
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2014, 01:04:54 pm »

I can see Russia from my Bay12.
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Re: Russia Watch Thread
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2014, 01:05:47 pm »

Russia test-fires ICBM in Kamchatka.

LordBucket: я учусь русский язык, но я только в третьем семестре.
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@Footjob, you can microwave most grains I've tried pretty easily through the microwave, even if they aren't packaged for it.

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Re: Russia Watch Thread
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2014, 02:10:23 pm »

У нас уже была аналогичная тема. Если быть точнее, даже две. Из-за лютого хохлосрача они все были прикрыты товарищем Тоуди Ваном.

Если здесь будут обсуждать политику, то долго эта тема не протянет. Некоторые участники политических дискуссий в данном подфоруме люто, бешено ненавидят Россию и русских, так что ожесточенный срач между ними и собственно русскими неизбежен.

Давайте обсудим что-нибудь не связанное с политикой - культуру и искусство, например.
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Re: Russia Watch Thread
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2014, 02:15:46 pm »

Well, this is Russia watching, not Ukraine, and we've managed to keep things down in the Eurothread.
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