22 July 2023: Phantom menaces, plus texts and tunes
Dear lord, it is so disgusting to read through those "common russian tourists" reports from Bereg on driving through Ukraine. They feel absolutely 0 responsibility for their actions. Yes, we are dancing in illegally annexed peninsula. Yes, we are driving through the ruins we themselves helped to create. Deal with it
It sounds like 2024 will be rough for Russia. In addition to what was mentioned here, according to Deutsche Bank, if the cost of the Ukraine war stays the same and sanctions against the Russian oil and gas sector persist, Russia’s budget might not be able to support the usual distribution of funds to citizens before the 2024 presidential election.
How is Russia to improve their economy, given the external banking restrictions? By building factories and producing goods to be purchased at home, thereby replacing imports?