Food prices are out of control in Russia.
But politics aside, it’s the everyday Russian consumers who have been hit the hardest by all of this — especially since it doesn’t look like this ending anytime soon.
And Russians have even taken to social media to express concern (or just straight up complain) about the rising prices.
A photo posted by Артём Немов (@nem_0ff) on Feb 2, 2015 at 1:07pm PST
Translation: Maybe I just don’t understand anything in this life, but it seems that a kilo of nuts can’t possibly costs the same as 200 loaves of bread.
2216.16 rubles = $US33.20 for 2.2 lbs of nuts
In the photo below, notice that the store has a fake discount: the price crossed out is the same as the “new” price.
Вот он маркетинг! Посмеялись. Это только в одном отделе,в других не обратили внимание. Цены взлетели на многие продукты почти в 2раза. Пришлось урезать список на неделю (( #ценыкусаются #кризисуходи #зпрасти #всебудетхорошо #прорвемся #ребенкукупиливсечтонужно
A photo posted by Екатерина (@batrakovaea_pp) on Jan 16, 2015 at 11:19pm PST
Translation: Well, that’s marketing! Had a good laugh. This is just in one store, we weren’t paying attention in others. Prices have skyrockets for most products by almost 2x. We had to cut the [grocery] list for the week. #thepricesbite #goawaycrisis #everythingwillbeok #we’llbreakthrough #bought the child everything that was necessary
Cottage cheese: 69.19 rubles for 220 grams = $US1.04 for 0.48 lbs
Cheese: 146.39 rubles for 230 grams = $US2.19 for 0.5 lbs
A photo posted by Denis Zatsepin (@denis_zatsepin) on Jan 28, 2015 at 9:07am PST
Translation: Didn’t think that I would ever put this on my page, but this costs me almost 400 rubles. For whaaaat?!??!?! #samara #pricesarebiting
400 rubles for an assortment of cottage cheese, cheese, and a dairy drink