In Moscow, Shoppers Feel Far Less Pain than Americans from Ukraine War

Posted on AllSides June 15th, 2022
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As the Russian army intensifies its artillery assaults in eastern Ukraine, life in the Russian capital remains relatively unchanged. Despite the exodus of Western brands from the Russian market, the parks and cafes of Moscow remain as crowded as ever.

"I haven't noticed any change in consumer behavior," Iakov Yakubovich, head of Moscow's Tsverskoy Municipal District, told Newsweek. "Other than the obvious rise in price of many goods and services, there's no difference that's visible to the naked eye."

On the streets themselves, Moscow's annual season of bicycle-lane installation and...

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