T Thin

Russian here. Unfortunately, “To summarize, things did not change much unless you need to buy something for dollars” (as the top comment says) is simply not true.
-Monthly grocery bills went up ~20% for the last couple of months, even for the local food, because local companies still depend on import (equipment, raw materials, etc.). “Makfa”, one of the largest producers of flour, spaghetti and cereals rose the prices by 15%[1] due to the increase in wheat prices. Even locally produced meat got way more expensive.
-Large compaies are starting layoffs: car manufacturers announced a 2-month holiday, local meat producers and large retailers have laid off ~100 people and plan further layoffs.
-Our landlord stated that she would be ready to LOWER our rent in 6 months if the market gets down, that’s really unheard of. Housing market is not low, everyone’s waiting, but rent prices decreased a bit overall (at least in St. Petersburg).
-Many foreign workers and temporary workers from former Soviet republics are leaving Moscow and St.Petersburg – their wages dropped down when ruble fell, and with the recent changes in immigration laws they can get almost the same salaries in their native countries.
From what I can see, this is just the beginning of a (possible) crisis, and its real magnitude will become noticeable in the next few months. Everything I said comes from my own and my friends’ experience, I’m not talking about international politics or macroeconomics here, just the things that are noticeable right now.

Emmett Montgomery

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