Post by TsarSamuil on Mar 23, 2022 16:31:26 GMT -5
Ruble rockets on gas currency switch.
RT.com 23 Mar, 2022 16:22
The ruble has surged on Wednesday after the announcement that payments for gas exports to certain Western countries will be switched to Russia’s domestic currency.
The Russian currency immediately rose to a three-week high of 95 rubles against the dollar, before settling below 100. It also gained 3.5% against the EU’s currency, trading at 110.5 rubles per euro.
The ruble plunged to historic lows earlier this month as unprecedented Western sanctions hit the Russian economy, dropping to record lows of 132 rubles per dollar and 147 rubles per euro on March 7. In mid-February, the currency’s exchange rate was around 75 rubles per dollar and 85 rubles per euro.
Russia plans to abandon all “compromised” currencies in gas payment settlements, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. He added that illegitimate decisions by a number of Western countries to freeze Russia’s assets destroyed all confidence in their currencies. Therefore “unfriendly countries” will have to pay for Russian gas in rubles, Putin said.
The Russian president instructed the Central Bank and the government to determine within a week the order of operations for the purchase of rubles on the domestic market by buyers of Russian gas. Putin added that Russia will continue to supply gas in accordance with the volumes and according to the pricing principles concluded in the contracts. Only the currency of payment will change.
Post by TsarSamuil on Mar 24, 2022 13:31:58 GMT -5
British PM suggests targeting Russia’s gold reserves.
RT.com 24 Mar, 2022 11:03
British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has called on allies to consider preventing Russia from accessing its gold reserves amid the Kremlin’s ongoing offensive against Ukraine.
In an interview with LBC Radio on Thursday, Johnson called on the West to “do more economically.” The British premier went on to suggest that some extra measures could be applied to stop President Vladimir Putin from “using his gold reserves for instance, in addition to his cash reserves.” Johnson argued that the “more pressure we apply now, particularly on things like gold,” the shorter Russia’s military campaign would be.
According to Britain’s prime minister, Putin has already crossed a “red line,” with the UK leader claiming that the Russian head of state “should appear before the International Criminal Court.”
Commenting on Russia’s military offensive in Ukraine, Johnson claimed that “there is no question that what they are doing is war crimes.” This undiplomatic characterization of Putin echoed US President Joe Biden’s remark to the same effect last week.
In contrast, describing Ukraine’s president, Johnson was unabashed in his praise of Volodymyr Zelensky, going so far as to compare him to Winston Churchill – the British prime minister who led the UK during World War Two. “Absolutely brilliant” and “remarkable” were the epithets Johnson used when speaking of Zelensky. In the British premier’s eyes, the Ukrainian president, much like Churchill, gave the “roar,” expressing the Ukrainian people’s “will and their sense of defiance.”
The remarks came ahead of a NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday, with the situation on the alliance’s eastern border expected to be top of the agenda.
Since February 24, when Russia launched its offensive against Ukraine, the EU, UK, US and other Western powers have imposed several batches of crippling economic sanctions on Russia, targeting, among other things, its central bank’s assets, major commercial banks, and the country’s leadership directly.
US goes after Russian gold.
RT.com 24 Mar, 2022 17:26
The US Treasury Department on Thursday issued guidance on its website warning that gold-related transactions involving Russia may be subjected to sanctions by US authorities. The move is aimed at stopping Russia from evading existing sanctions, the statement said.
“Our purpose here is to methodically remove the benefits and privileges Russia once enjoyed as a participant in the international economic order,” an unnamed senior administration official was quoted as saying by Reuters.
The United States and its allies have already imposed several rounds of sanctions, including targeting the country’s largest lenders and foreign reserves. The new restrictions could deter international banks from buying or lending against Russia’s reserves.
Russia holds roughly $130 billion in gold reserves, the world’s fifth-biggest stockpile. The country ramped up gold purchasing in 2014, following the initial US sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. Moscow has more than doubled its holdings since then.
Britain sanctions Russia’s gold.
RT.com 25 Mar, 2022 16:07
The UK has added a ban on transactions with Russian gold to their list of restrictions placed on the country’s central bank earlier this month. This was announced in an updated version of the sanctions guidance published on the website of the British government on Friday.
“Guidance updated to clarify that the prohibition on providing financial services for the purposes of foreign exchange reserve and asset management also applies to transactions involving gold… It is prohibited to provide financial services to carry out transactions with the Central Bank of the Russian Federation involving its gold,” the guidance document said.
The document, initially published on February 28, states that British entities are restricted from conducting any transactions with the Russian Central Bank, Finance Ministry or wealth fund. The addition of the clarification on gold came after concerns arose that Russia could be using gold transactions to evade sanctions.
On Thursday, the US Treasury also issued a guidance on its website warning that gold-related transactions involving Russia may be subject to sanctions by the US authorities.
The restrictions affect the trade of Russian gold on the metals exchanges in Britain and the US. They do not stop Russia from selling its gold to other countries or exchanges.
Last Edit: Mar 26, 2022 8:31:38 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
Moscow dismisses talk of gold reserves trapped abroad.
RT.com 25 Mar, 2022 11:25
The Russian central bank on Friday dismissed media speculation that gold reserves have been taken out of the country and are being held abroad. Western media began reporting the rumor after the US and EU authorities hinted of possible sanctions targeting Russian gold.
“All the gold from our gold and foreign exchange reserves is in the vaults of the Bank of Russia on the territory of our country,” the regulator stated on its website.
The central bank explained that gold and foreign exchange reserves are a tool with which the regulator can protect the country's economy from external threats. In particular, they can become a source of funds to cover the cost of foreign exchange debt, stabilize the foreign exchange market and help pay for critical imports.
Earlier this month, the US and its allies froze roughly half of Russia’s reserves, worth $300 billion, as part of sanctions over Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine. However, the remainder of the country’s reserves, which includes physical gold, is secure, according to the Bank of Russia.
Last Edit: Mar 26, 2022 8:33:07 GMT -5 by TsarSamuil
Post by TsarSamuil on Mar 29, 2022 14:34:43 GMT -5
That doesn't make any sense when you put reserves in hostile countries...
Bank of Russia explains why it kept its reserves abroad.
RT.com 28 Mar, 2022 12:17
Russia’s foreign exchange reserves had to be kept abroad and nothing could have been done to avoid a freeze of the country’s dollar and euro assets, the central bank said in the latest question-and-answer post on its website.
Earlier this month, nearly half of Russia’s foreign reserves – worth $300 billion – were seized as part of sanctions imposed by the US, the EU, and their allies over Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine.
Keeping gold and foreign exchange reserves in the country would have been like having no reserves at all, as such assets protect the economy against external crises, the Bank of Russia explained.
It said there were two types of financial crises: a “traditional” one, such as the world experienced in 2008, 2014, and 2020, and a geopolitical one, like the one Moscow is facing at the moment.
During a traditional crisis, reserves in US dollars and euros help the country pay its debts and keep trade going, so nothing could have been done to prevent a freeze of its assets.
“Cashless currency is always reflected in correspondent accounts in foreign banks and therefore can be frozen,” it added.
During a geopolitical crisis, Russia needs alternative assets that are immune to Western sanctions, such as gold and the Chinese yuan, the regulator noted. It has accumulated these over the past few years and they now make up almost half of its foreign reserves.
Nonetheless, permitting yuan-dominated Russian reserves puts pressure on Beijing, the Finance Ministry noted earlier this month, adding that the West had been pressuring China to limit Russia’s access to those reserves. All of the country’s gold is kept at home, the regulator added.
According to the Finance Ministry, Russia has a total of about $640 billion in reserves, of which some $300 billion has been frozen. Moscow could not have foreseen such a development, and the freeze essentially constitutes theft, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said last week.
After its dollar and euro reserves were frozen, Russia applied what the central bank described as tit-for-tat measures. The movement of capital was restricted, and the sale of securities by foreign investors was banned, as was the withdrawal of funds from the Russian financial system, among other measures taken. Essentially, the central bank said, it prevented “unfriendly countries” from receiving funds from Russia in an amount comparable to the Russian assets that had been frozen.
Post by TsarSamuil on Mar 29, 2022 14:47:26 GMT -5
‘Impossible’ to sanction Russian gold, financier tells RT.
RT.com 29 Mar, 2022 08:14
Sanctions are an ineffective and impractical instrument as they always have unintended consequences that negatively impact the countries that impose them, investor and author of Planet Ponzi Mitchell Feierstein said in an exclusive interview with RT.
Talking about the US and UK’s latest ban on transactions involving Russian gold reserves, he said it is impossible to sanction the Russian Central Bank’s gold. Firstly, because the Russian Central Bank is a buyer of gold, not a seller. Secondly, the ‘refining’ process to produce gold bars or coins is easily replicated. “Russian” gold can easily be melted – taken to another refiner, assayed and molded into bars and re-sold, he said.
“Exchanges and markets do not specify where gold ore was mined or refined, nor do they care. Proving this would be impossible. The buyer’s only demand is that the minimum assay certificate confirms .995 purity and the exact weight.”
Feierstein also noted that all gold sanctions may and will be easily bypassed while central banks, including the Russian one, have a so-called “sovereign immunity.”
“Gold has been a currency for more than 6,000 years, and it always will be,” said Feierstein.
“Accordingly, since 2013, I have been predicting how the West’s debt and confidence crisis, that began in 2008, would cause the end of the US dollar hegemony. China, Russia, or India will launch a new currency backed and exchangeable for gold, silver, oil, or wheat,” he said, adding: “At that point, fiat currencies will become worthless, and the USD will lose its reserve status.”
The former Wall Street banker cautioned that, if the West bans Russian gold, then Western exchanges may fail, and gold prices would skyrocket. This would be similar to the failure of the heavily manipulated nickel contracts on the London Metals Exchange, which caused an “exchange failure” in nickel and massive margin calls. “The ongoing fraudulent gold futures price suppression is gigantic compared to nickel and would cause a global financial crisis [or] panic, which would be catastrophic,” the expert warned.
According to Feierstein, Asia, India, and the Middle East will likely ignore Western sanctions on Moscow, because Washington’s verification of a gold transaction between Russia and China, Iran, India, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, UAE, or African states would be unlikely. The three continents “will resist or ignore the sanctions imposed by the West, expediting the end of the USD as the world’s reserve currency and deepening the East-West divide.”
Sanctions always have a “boomerang effect,” Feierstein concluded. “In fact, in my four decades in global finance, I do not remember a single case where sanctions were successful.”
He pointed to the unintended consequences of “Russian sanctions,” such as worldwide record high inflation in energy and food prices, food scarcity and famine in Africa, enormous debts that cannot be repaid, currency debasement or devaluation (stealing the silver content in Roman denarius – Roman silver coins), mass censorship, abandonment of due process, and the rule of law, “and at best, a global economic recession, or at worst an economic depression.”
Gold-backed ruble could be a gamechanger (INTERVIEW)
RT.com 2 Apr, 2022 06:56
The Bank of Russia has resumed gold purchases this week, but more importantly, the regulator is doing so at a fixed price of 5,000 rubles ($59) per 1 gram between March 28 and June 30, raising the possibility of Russia returning to the gold standard for the first time in over a century.
If the country takes the next step, as has been proposed this week, to sell its commodities priced in rubles, these combined moves could have huge implications for the ruble, the US dollar, and the global economy.
To get some answers, RT spoke to precious metals analyst Ronan Manly at BullionStar Singapore.
— Why is setting a fixed price for gold in rubles significant?
By offering to buy gold from Russian banks at a fixed price of 5,000 rubles per gram, the Bank of Russia has both linked the ruble to gold and, since gold trades in US dollars, set a floor price for the ruble in terms of the US dollar.
We can see this linkage in action since Friday 25 March when the Bank of Russia made the fixed price announcement. The ruble was trading at around 100 to the US dollar at that time, but has since strengthened and is nearing 80 to the US dollar. Why? Because gold has been trading on international markets at about US$62 per gram which is equivalent to (5,000 / 62) = about 80.5, and markets and arbitrage traders have now taken note, driving the RUB/USD exchange rate higher.
So the ruble now has a floor to the US dollars, in terms of gold. But gold also has a floor, so to speak, because 5,000 rubles per gram is 155,500 rubles per troy ounce of gold, and with a RUB/USD floor of about 80, that’s a gold price of around $1,940. And if the Western paper gold markets of LBMA/COMEX try to drive the US dollar gold price lower, they will have to try to weaken the ruble as well or else the paper manipulations will be out in the open.
Additionally, with the new gold to ruble linkage, if the ruble continues to strengthen (for example due to demand created by obligatory energy payments in rubles), this will also be reflected in a stronger gold price.
— What does it mean for oil?
Russia is the world’s largest natural gas exporter and the world’s third largest oil exporter. We are seeing right now that Putin is demanding that foreign buyers (importers of Russian gas) must pay for this natural gas using rubles. This immediately links the price of natural gas to rubles and (because of the fixed link to gold) to the gold price. So Russian natural gas is now linked via the ruble to gold.
The same can now be done with Russian oil. If Russia begins to demand payment for oil exports with rubles, there will be an immediate indirect peg to gold (via the fixed price ruble – gold connection). Then Russia could begin accepting gold directly in payment for its oil exports. In fact, this can be applied to any commodities, not just oil and natural gas.
— What does that mean for the price of gold?
By playing both sides of the equation, i.e. linking the ruble to gold and then linking energy payments to the ruble, the Bank of Russia and the Kremlin are fundamentally altering the entire working assumptions of the global trade system while accelerating change in the global monetary system. This wall of buyers in search of physical gold to pay for real commodities could certainly torpedo and blow up the paper gold markets of the LBMA and COMEX.
The fixed peg between the ruble and gold puts a floor on the RUB/USD rate but also a quasi-floor on the US dollar gold price. But beyond this, the linking of gold to energy payments is the main event. While increased demand for rubles should continue to strengthen the RUB/USD rate and show up as a higher gold price, due to the fixed ruble - gold linkage, if Russia begins to accept gold directly as a payment for oil, then this would be a new paradigm shift for the gold price as it would link the oil price directly to the gold price.
For example, Russia could start by specifying that it will now accept 1 gram of gold per barrel of oil. It doesn’t have to be 1 gram but would have to be a discounted offer to the current crude benchmark price so as to promote take up, e.g. 1.2 grams per barrel. Buyers would then scramble to buy physical gold to pay for Russian oil exports, which in turn would create huge strains in the paper gold markets of London and New York where the entire ‘gold price’ discovery is based on synthetic and fractionally-backed cash-settled unallocated ‘gold’ and gold price ‘derivatives.
— What does it mean for the ruble?
Linking the ruble to gold via the Bank of Russia’s fixed price has now put a floor under the RUB/USD rate, and thereby stabilized and strengthened the ruble. Demanding that natural gas exports are paid for in rubles (and possibly oil and other commodities down the line) will again act as stabilization and support. If a majority of the international trading system begins accepting these rubles for commodity payments arrangements, this could propel the Russian ruble to becoming a major global currency. At the same time, any move by Russia to accept direct gold for oil payments will cause more international gold to flow into Russian reserves, which would also strengthen the balance sheet of the Bank of Russia and in turn strengthen the ruble.
Talk of a formal gold standard for the ruble might be premature, but a gold-backed ruble must be something the Bank of Russia has considered.
— What does it mean for other currencies?
The global monetary landscape is changing rapidly and central banks around the world are obviously taking note. Western sanctions such as the freezing of the majority of Russia’s foreign exchange reserves while trying to sanction Russian gold have now made it obvious that property rights on FX reserves held abroad may not be respected, and likewise, that foreign central bank gold held in vault locations such as at the Bank of England and the New York Fed, is not beyond confiscation.
Other non-Western governments and central banks will therefore be taking a keen interest in Russia linking the ruble to gold and linking commodity export payments to the ruble. In other words, if Russia begins to accept payment for oil in gold, then other countries may feel the need to follow suit.
Look at who, apart from the US, are the world’s largest oil and natural gas producers - Iran, China, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar. Obviously, all of the BRICS countries and Eurasian countries are also following all of this very closely. If the demise of the US dollar is nearing, all of these countries will want their currencies to be beneficiaries of a new multi-lateral monetary order.
— What does this mean for the US dollar?
Since 1971, the global reserve status of the US dollar has been underpinned by oil, and the petrodollar era has only been possible due to both the world’s continued use of US dollars to trade oil and the USA’s ability to prevent any competitor to the US dollar.
But what we are seeing right now looks like the beginning of the end of that 50-year system and the birth of a new gold and commodity backed multi-lateral monetary system. The freezing of Russia’s foreign exchange reserves has been the trigger. The giant commodity strong countries of the world such as China and the oil exporting nations may now feel that now is the time to move to a new more equitable monetary system. It’s not a surprise, they have been discussing it for years.
While it’s still too early to say how the US dollar will be affected, it will come out of this period weaker and less influential than before.
— What are the ramifications?
The Bank of Russia’s move to link the ruble to gold and link commodity payments to the ruble is a paradigm shift that the Western media has not really yet grasped. As the dominos fall, these events could reverberate in different ways. Increased demand for physical gold. Blowups in the paper gold markets. A revalued gold price. A shift away from the US dollar. Increased bilateral trade in commodities among non-Western counties in currencies other than the US dollar.
The recovery of the Russian ruble indicates that the sanctions on Moscow are not serving their purpose, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Saturday. A large number of states, including EU members, imposed restrictions on Russia after it attacked Ukraine in late February.
“I must say this very clearly: the sanctions we have imposed so far don’t work. The best evidence is the ruble exchange rate,” Morawiecki said on Saturday.
“The ruble exchange rate, this litmus test, has returned to the level it was before the Russian aggression against Ukraine. What does it mean? It means that all economic, financial, budgetary, and monetary measures have not worked as some leaders wished. It needs to be said very loudly,” he added, speaking at a center for Ukrainian refugees in Otwock near Warsaw.
Poland has advocated for tougher sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine.
Earlier this week, the prime minister tweeted that “The sanctions are supposed to stop Putin. If they haven’t, it means they are not robust enough!”
In March, as Western nations started imposing sweeping sanctions on Moscow over Ukraine, the ruble plunged to historic lows of 132 per dollar and 147 per euro. However, by the end of March, the ruble was trading at around 85 per dollar and 93 per euro, almost the same as the rates before Russia launched its military campaign. The Russian currency recovered following a number of measures taken by the Central Bank, and Moscow’s announcement that it will require “unfriendly countries” to pay for gas in rubles.
Moscow attacked the neighboring state following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements signed in 2014, and Russia’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics in Donetsk and Lugansk. The German and French brokered Minsk Protocol was designed to regularize the status of the regions within the Ukrainian state.
Russia has now demanded that Ukraine officially declare itself a neutral country that will never join the US-led NATO military bloc. Kiev says the Russian offensive was completely unprovoked and has denied claims it was planning to retake the two republics by force.
Russian stocks climbed after a short-lived slide in early trading on Wednesday, brushing off reports of new Western sanctions against Moscow on top of unprecedented punitive measures already imposed.
The ruble-based MOEX benchmark was up more than 1% by 10:00 GMT, reversing earlier losses. The dollar-denominated RTS index of leading Russian stocks also recovered, trading 1.4% higher.
Shares in Russia’s energy giants Lukoil and Gazprom Neft were both up by 3.5% and 2.5%, respectively.
The ruble stabilized at 83.42 to the dollar and gained 1.1% to trade at 90.52 versus the euro. In recent weeks, the Russian currency got a boost from capital controls as well as from President Vladimir Putin’s demand that “unfriendly states” pay for Russian natural gas in rubles.
Equities lost ground at the opening on reports that the US and its allies had prepared new sanctions that will target Russian banks and officials and ban new investment in Russia. An EU official told Reuters that the bloc will also have to introduce measures against imports of Russian oil and even gas at some point as a way to pressure Moscow.
The Russian stock market reopened for the first time in a month on March 24. The MOEX nosedived on February 24, when Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine. On February 28, trading was suspended until further notice as Western sanctions targeting Russia’s financial system threw stock markets into turmoil.
Moscow pays foreign debt in rubles for first time.
RT.com 6 Apr, 2022 13:59
Russia has paid foreign holders of Eurobonds in rubles for the first time after an attempt to settle the $649.2 million payment was rejected by a foreign financial institution under orders from Washington, the Russian Ministry of Finance announced on Wednesday.
Earlier this week, the US Treasury stopped Russia from paying holders of its sovereign debt more than $600 million from reserves held in US bank accounts, saying that the Kremlin had to choose between draining its dollar reserves and default.
Roughly half of Russia’s foreign exchange reserves, worth over $300 billion, have been frozen by Western countries as part of sanctions over Ukraine.
“Russia has all necessary resources to service its debts... If this blockade continues and payments aimed for servicing debts are blocked, it (future payment) could be made in rubles,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
The country has a total of 15 international bonds outstanding with a face value of around $40 billion. Moscow has managed to provide several foreign exchange coupon payments on its Eurobonds before Washington stopped transactions.
Moscow has a 30-day grace period to make the dollar payment. According to global rating agencies, Russia would default if the payment in the denominated currency is not provided within that time. The Kremlin has dismissed the notion of the country’s default, saying Russia has the funds and is willing to pay its debt.
Moscow has instead described the blocking of payments as a default by the West on its financial obligations to Russia.
“In theory, a default situation could be created but this would be a purely artificial situation,” Peskov said. “There are no grounds for a real default.”
The Russian ruble strengthened to 75 rubles to the US dollar and 81 against the euro on Thursday, reaching its strongest levels against major currencies since February 19.
The ruble plunged to historic lows after Russia launched the special military operation in Ukraine, and the US and its allies imposed unprecedented sanctions targeting the country’s financial system. On March 7, the Russian currency fell to as low as 150 rubles to the dollar.
The ruble nosedived on February 24, immediately after the start of the military operation, as international penalties targeted its freely traded currency. Western countries froze Moscow’s foreign reserves, making it difficult for the Bank of Russia to support the ruble by selling foreign currencies.
The Russian government took steps to stabilize the sanctions-hit economy, helping the currency to bounce back from record low levels. The central bank introduced immediate capital controls, including a ban on foreigners selling Russian assets, as well as mandated hard currency sales by exporters.
The Russian currency received another boost after President Vladimir Putin announced in March that “unfriendly countries” that imposed sanctions against Moscow must now pay for Russian natural gas in rubles only. The demand received a negative response from the EU; however, Hungary and Slovakia said they were ready to accept the new way of payment. Moscow has also indicated that in the future, all Russian commodities will have to be paid for in rubles.
Another factor in favor of the ruble was the announcement by the Bank of Russia on March 25 that the regulator is resuming gold purchases at a fixed price of 5,000 rubles ($52 at the time) per 1 gram between March 28 and June 30. The move effectively links the ruble to gold, and since gold trades in US dollars, this sets a floor price for the ruble in terms of the dollar, establishing a new exchange rate between the two currencies closer to the levels seen on Thursday.
Post by TsarSamuil on Apr 15, 2022 12:38:43 GMT -5
Russia's forex reserves return to growth.
RT.com 0 Apr, 2022 06:54
Russia's foreign currency reserves increased by $2.1 billion, or 0.3%, in the week ending April 1, the Bank of Russia announced on Friday. The country's forex holdings amounted to $606.5 billion, data published on the website of the regulator shows.
The central bank regularly publishes updates on its reserves with a one-week lag. International reserves consist of foreign-currency funds, special drawing rights with the IMF and monetary gold.
Russia's reserves declined after the launch of the military operation in Ukraine on February 24. As of February 18, they amounted to $643.2 billion, while by March 25 they had dropped to $604.4 billion. This happened as the US, most of the EU, the UK and Japan imposed sanctions on the country's central bank and other major financial institutions.
Sanctions froze roughly half of Russia's reserves held abroad and effectively blocked its ability to conduct international transactions in US dollars and euros. The Bank of Russia identified currency interventions, refinancing and revaluation of assets as the major drivers of the decrease in reserves.
Zorkovich: Imagine living in Russia and being proud of that shit show, you are now owned by China lmao. Russian people love being slaves to their own government. Now will be slave to China too
Apr 6, 2022 21:14:16 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: Ukrainians are nothing but bastard children like montenegro or macedonia, you got nothing to be proud of n "slava ukraine" have you EVER won a single war? Southern n eastern ukraine best farm land, most industries, sea ports, all go to Russia.
Apr 7, 2022 13:22:28 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: Russia becomes stronger, but you...will face an eternity of serfdom n be dictated like the colony you are. You lost. And Eastern Europe will embrace Russia, you will see.
Apr 7, 2022 13:23:59 GMT -5
Zormovich: No Slavic nation will ever accept savages such as russians. It is modern times, murderers cannot hide and be anonymous anymore. I am not Ukranian, but I am Slavic. I van guarantee you that Russians will not exist and all other Slavic will gladly fight you
Apr 7, 2022 14:34:56 GMT -5
Zormovich: Russia thinks it can win by brute force and that it can enslave other countries. It can only enslave weak Russians who are scares to fight for their own freedom in their country. All ture Slavic people will gladly kill all Russians. Stay being a slave.
Apr 7, 2022 14:36:30 GMT -5
Zormovich: You hate ukranians for no reason other than wanting Russians to rule them and power. Cannot wait for your mixed Mongolian blood to sstarve soon. Enjoy your corruption and cheap Chinese food.
Apr 7, 2022 14:38:18 GMT -5
SlavsAgainstNaziRussians: This Tsar talking about serfdom when russian people starve and are killed by their own government. hahahah Russians are slaves living in fear everyday 🤣
Apr 7, 2022 18:12:29 GMT -5
BanningFreeSpeech: Hey morons, banning me means nothing. You are Nazi like your government you are slave to. Get on your knees and suck off your local officials slaves.
Apr 8, 2022 13:02:44 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: Considering how EU destroyed east european industry after the cold war, you think ukraine will get some marshal plan when eu has screwed over everyone so far? I mean, you are probably braindead americans who know nothing about anything..
Apr 9, 2022 19:18:34 GMT -5
Chorny-Vor: Zormovich, my Russian ass and your traitor tongue could become good friends.
Apr 12, 2022 13:49:08 GMT -5
Igor Malinovski: 70 days, and they're still fighting for Mariupol.
May 4, 2022 13:18:31 GMT -5
TsarSamuil: If it wasn't for Russian civilians, they could have carpet-bombed the area, turned it into a parking lot, in general there has been very small scale mass bombings, far below what they are capable of..
May 16, 2022 23:13:49 GMT -5
Lupul Dacic: Tanks seem to be quite outdated. They are too easy targets for drones and javelins.
May 25, 2022 6:08:38 GMT -5
Lupul Dacic: On the other hand, I know a shit about that.
May 28, 2022 4:40:48 GMT -5
구경꾼: Well by the looks of it, I believe that Ukraine will inevitably win the war. No way that the Russkies are going to get this far.
Jun 15, 2022 13:20:10 GMT -5
구경꾼: It is quite pathetic to support Russia unconditionally.
Jun 15, 2022 13:39:03 GMT -5
구경꾼: All their supporters rely on is their own echo chambers of misinformation.
Jun 15, 2022 13:39:32 GMT -5
구경꾼: Antagonisation of the West will only bring you down.
Jun 17, 2022 0:59:44 GMT -5
Boro: This war is a tragedy, and "the West" contributed a lot to the escalation.
Jun 19, 2022 1:18:23 GMT -5
Boro: Tsar, what's up?
Jun 25, 2022 17:41:13 GMT -5