Europe, starve!

In European supermarkets, allegedly, over the vegetables. The British, Norwegians, Danes can’t find any zucchini or broccoli or eggplant, and if you find, it is alleged, at astronomical prices, said with an iron tone elegant announcer on Russian state television. Camera triumphantly shows empty shelves. Remnants of food are strictly quoted, not more than three heads of lettuce or cabbage in one hand, says the blonde from the First channel, which is so keen to talk about the chaos in the Western neighbouring countries, no matter what it is — whether the story that the Berlin workers allegedly raped a Russian girl Lisa, or that in Ukraine, the nationalists seemed to be crucified on the cross three year old boy.

Meanwhile, in this message, which reminded the Russian public of the late Soviet era, when vodka and sausage only received coupons, there is a grain of truth. Some retailers in the UK actually reported that after noon are sold out of broccoli and cucumbers and asked customers to limit the volume of their purchases. The cause was a cold winter in the producing countries Italy and Spain, which led to higher prices. However, the Russian Internet is dealt a truly Homeric laughter. “New work of the author of the Thriller about a crucified boy!”, — happy user of Eugene. And Alexander writes a plea for help: “Europe loses, Russia — the last hope! We need something from our harvest of potatoes to pass for Europeans.” Anna picks up:” Friends! Does anyone have any more zucchini?” And Catherine joked:” Putin deliver British, Norwegian and Danish transnational proletariat from the bonds of mammon!” Only Arkady says somberly,” Thank God that I was born a Russian! We push this broccoli bulldozers”.

The Russian government, indeed, ordered to destroy the food despite the food embargo — the Moscow responded to Western sanctions over the Russian invasion of Ukraine — enter the country, no matter in what way — by smuggling or as re-export, for example, through Belarus. The embargo increased prices of food, the quality was worse. Russian bio-products for the constantly impoverished people are often simply not available. So from time to time there have been calls to ensure that discovered in Russia prohibited foods not to destroy, but to distribute to the needy. Recently, Senator Anton Belyakov from the left party “Fair Russia” has again passed in the Duma the project of the corresponding law. But MPs rejected the proposal on the grounds that in this way the basic needs of the needy could not be satisfied. From servants of the state, perhaps, we should not expect that they will start to advertise the domestic processed cheese or cheese made in palm oil, and Italian mozzarella or Parmesan will give to the homeless. Better they will spread the inimitable tale of the fact that Europe is starving.