The German journalist doubted that Russians have money for cookies

Buyers on the trading floor. Archive photo

The correspondent of the German newspaper FAZ in Moscow Katharina Wagner published an article about the impact of Western sanctions, which acknowledged that the shelves in the shops are still full, but it made a strange conclusion, questioning the ability of the Russians to buy such common foods as chocolate and coffee brands.

As noted by Wagner, Moscow supermarket “almost not noticeable that something is missing”. “Most of the usual items still on the spot: (the pasta. – approx. ed.), Nutella, Oreo cookies, coffees Jacobs Tchibo, (washing powder. – approx. ed.) Persil and Ariel, chocolate Milka, Lindt and Ritter Sport, Snickers, Mars and Milky Way, (cosmetics. – approx. ed.), Nivea and L’oreal, German Riesling (wine – ed.) and yoghurt Danone,” she writes.

“But who really can afford all of this in Russia?” – suddenly asked the journalist.

Approval Wagner, the majority of Russians long to buy cheaper domestic counterparts of the above products.

Your conclusion that the journalist did not justify limiting the survey of two pensioners in the supermarket, among the purchases of whom turned out to Western goods. “When one company comes next,” said one of them in response to the question of Wagner.

Previously the French TV channel France 2 has published a report that the shelves of Russian stores literally Packed with food in a large range, in spite of sanctions pressure of Western countries. “Come to the supermarket in Moscow is like to be in any other Western grocery store. Shelves tightly Packed. Buyers can easily find products of French or European wine” — noted in the report. As said the correspondent of the TV channel in the capital, the restrictions do not interfere with Russian companies to supply the products on the market, and the deficit, which is feared by some consumers, has not happened.

After the start of military operations on denazification and demilitarization of Ukraine the West intensified sanctions pressure on Moscow. Restrictive measures primarily affected the banking sector and high-tech products. Many brands announced his departure from Russia.

President Vladimir Putin stressed that the policy of containment and the weakening of Russia — this is a long-term strategy of the West, and the sanctions have dealt a serious blow to the global economy. According to him, the main goal of the U.S. and Europe to worsen the lives of millions of people.