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Post time 2014-8-31 16:05:43 |Display all floors

Most Russians little concerned about Russia's international isolation


According to opinion polls, the Russians show little concerns about international isolation of the country and food sanctions against the West. Many notice, though, that prices on many food products have grown recently.

According to the poll of Levada Center, the majority of Russians are little concerned about international isolation of the country. Thirty-two percent of the polled are concerned about this problem, while 65 percent do not worry about the problem.

As for the attitude of Russian people towards Western sanctions, the figures are roughly the same: 32 vs. 66 percent. Many Russians believe that the sanctions affect only a very narrow circle of Russian citizens. In addition, most Russians think that Russia can handle the problem well.

As for Russia's food sanctions against Western countries, 78 percent approve of the move, 63 percent do not come across any problems with food, although 76 percent are aware that prices have already grown or will grow later.

Despite the fact that people generally tend to worry about the rise in prices, they do not perceive the current situation as a considerable problem that may affect their well-being. Against the background of the ongoing standoff with the West, most Russians believe that Russia must not sit on its hands watching the West imposing more and more sanctions on the country. Russia must respond to every unfriendly move in an unfriendly fashion as well.

Most Russians support the ban on the import of goods from Moldova and Ukraine, an opinion poll conducted by the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (WCIOM) said. The countries signed the agreement on free trade zone with the European Union. According to WCIOM, 78 percent of respondents support the move to ban imports of goods from the countries.

The Russian authorities banned the import of Moldovan and Ukrainian products a few months after the signing of Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia signed the Association Agreement on Free Trade with the EU. Russia also announced a possible increase in duties on all goods from the countries.

Two-thirds of Russians (65%) believe that after the signing of the agreement with the EU, Russia's relations with the above-mentioned countries will worsen. Twenty-one percent said that the ties will not change. Most respondents found it difficult to answer the question of which consequences the agreement may lead to for Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia. Most popular versions of the answers include negative consequences (12 %), deterioration of the economic situation (6 %), worsening relations with Russia and the Customs Union (5%).

Most Russians are aware of trade relations with former Soviet republics. Eighteen percent say that they are well aware of the association agreement; another 42 % have heard of it, WCIOM Director Valery Fyodorov said. In general, most people could be indifferent to the association agreement. This is a politicized topic: when any CIS country begins to flirt with Western organizations, the Russians perceive it in a traditional way of Russia - the West confrontation, says the sociologist.


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Post time 2014-8-31 16:23:20 |Display all floors

Why don't the Japanese leaders crawl to the United states and play tantrums?
Maybe they should just commit Harakiri ....

Japanese government 'disappointed' with Russia's retaliatory sanctions


The Government of Japan set out disappointment in connection with new visa restrictions that Russia had imposed on the entry of Japanese citizens into the Russian Federation. Russia imposed retaliatory sanctions on Japan in response to Tokyo's visa sanctions.

In early August, the government of Japan approved a third round of sanctions against Russia in connection with the Ukrainian crisis. Disciplined Japan, voluntarily and with an open heart, joined all packages of EU sanction against Russia and implemented them in full.

After the introduction of the third package of sanctions, Russia presented the list of Japanese citizens, who were barred from entering the Russian Federation. Surprisingly, Japanese officials held a press conference in Tokyo, at which the Secretary of the Japanese Cabinet of Ministers Yoshihide Suga said: "This is a regretful step as it will have a negative impact on the state of affairs in Russian-Japanese relations."

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Post time 2014-9-1 12:18:14 |Display all floors
What those warmongers in Washington should do is to wage a full scale nuclear
war against Russia and we will see a United States reduced to radioactive ashes ...
That has to come about someday .... and this may the opportune time to cremate
the United States!

US Senator Says Anti-Russian Sanctions Not Going to Work - Reports

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02:04 01/09/2014

MOSCOW, September 1 (RIA Novosti) - Sanctions imposed by the Western countries against Russia due to the situation in the east of Ukraine will be ineffective, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein said in an interview with the US TV channel NBC.

"People say, 'Well, just wait till the sanctions bite and the economy slips.' I don't think so. The Russians are very brave and very long-suffering, and they will tough out any economic difficulty," Feinstein said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has the support of Russian citizens, so the Western sanctions will not affect the attitude of the population to the ongoing policy of Moscow, the senator said. The best strategy for the settlement of the situation in the east of Ukraine will be direct talks with the Russian leadership, Feinstein said.

The relations between Russia and the West have deteriorated due to the situation in Ukraine. In late July, the EU and the United States have introduced sanctions against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia has restricted food imports from countries that have imposed sanctions against it, namely the United States, the EU member states, Canada, Australia and Norway. The ban included beef, pork, poultry, sausages, fish, vegetables, fruits, dairy and some other products.

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Post time 2014-9-1 14:22:58 |Display all floors
futsanglung Post time: 2014-8-29 17:24
Is this the most tedious thread on CD????  Endless cut and paste jobs from the OP and 80% of the ans ...

its called News~ dum-bo~

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Post time 2014-9-1 15:47:51 |Display all floors
laoda1 Post time: 2014-9-1 12:18
What those warmongers in Washington should do is to wage a full scale nuclear
war against Russia an ...

Hail Russia~!

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Post time 2014-9-6 21:40:04 |Display all floors

Lithuania asks EU for $60mn compensation over Russian embargo

Published time: September 05, 2014 14:48

Lithuania has asked the European Commission to allocate €46 million ($60 million) as compensation for Russian food embargo losses. Slovakia has also asked the EU to lift some sanctions against Russia to partially allow exports.

Vilnius is expecting to receive at least part of the requested compensation, as Brussels sees Lithuania as one of the countries most affected by the Russian sanctions, Lithuania’s Minister of Agriculture Virginija Baltraitiene told LRT radio.

She stressed that money is needed to pay compensations to farmers who have seen the price of their produce collapse.

“There is no state in the European Union where the prices fell as heavy as in Lithuania. We believe that they will understand our position and we will get some funding,” Baltraitiene concluded.

Meanwhile, Slovakia has voiced opposition to the sanctions imposed against Russia by the European Union, saying they have had a destructive influence on the national economy, RIA Novosti cited Prime Minister Robert Fico as saying.

“We have addressed the EU, asking them to remove some clauses from the sanctions proposal. We want a number of products included in the list to be exempt from sanctions, so that we can continue exporting them to Russia,” Fico said during a news conference after a special meeting dedicated to the discussion of new EU sanctions against Russia.

The ministers who attended the meeting spoke against the proposed export ban on goods that can have both military and civilian use as some Slovak machine tool makers may go bankrupt if the sanctions come into effect.

On Wednesday, Estonia’s Minister of Agriculture Ivari Padar announced the Russian food import restrictions had hit producers of milk and pork and the fisheries industry the hardest.

The minister promised to start paying special grants of about $3.34 million to pig farmers by the end of the year.

According to a detailed report presented to European Commissioners in Brussels this week, Russia's decision to impose a food embargo in response to Western sanctions may cost the European Union €5 billion ($6.6 billion) a year.

In 2013, total EU food exports to Russia were worth €11.8 billion ($15.5 billion), and the products covered by the Russian ban represented €5.1 billion ($6.7 billion).

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