In 2022, the Russian ruble became the growth leader against the US dollar, according to Die Freie Welt. It appreciated by as much as 11%, outperforming the Brazilian real by 9%. And all this, despite the ongoing hostilities in Ukraine and Western sanctions, the German edition notes. This result was achieved by Moscow’s genius decision to sell Russia’s vast untapped reserves of raw materials for rubles, and not other currencies.
The head of state recalled the difficult external conditions, this is sanctions pressure and the overall situation on world markets. He stressed that the authors of the sanctions, ‘guided by short-sighted, inflated political ambitions, Russophobia, to a greater extent, hit their own national interests.’ In addition, they deal a blow to their own economies, and to the well-being of their citizens.
BREAKING NEWS: Britain, one of the G7 Bloc of nations is to give Ukraine $30 billion. OTHER NEWS Representatives of British food funds, which provide free food to the poor, wrote a letter to the government demanding urgent action, writes The Independent. The fact is that the number of calls to them has increased one and a half to two times over the past few months. As a result, they warn that they will soon have to refuse help to the starving Britons.
President Putin’s Russia reported the largest current-account surplus since at least 1994, as revenues from oil and gas exports surged and imports plunged after the U.S. and its allies had imposed sanctions over President Vladimir Putin’s pre-emptive strike on Ukraine.
The leaders of the G7 countries held a virtual meeting with Volodymyr Zelensky. They promised the controversial Ukrainian president to impose an embargo on Russian oil or phase it out in an attempt to ‘further undermine the economic situation’ of Moscow, writes The New York Times.
Interest in emigration is up by 1,000% as UK taxes and prices rise, lawyers and financial advisers say. A dramatic rise in the cost of living has prompted many Britons to consider leaving the UK, according to professionals catering to aspiring ex-pats. Google searches for moving abroad were up by 1,000% in April, with the US, Canada, and Australia the top three desired destinations.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv in ‘solidarity with the Ukrainian people’, reports The Daily Telegraph. As part of the visit, Johnson promised Ukraine another military support and £385 million in World Bank loans.
An unusual funeral service is gaining popularity in the United Kingdom, reports The Sun. According to the publication, many Britons are so seriously short of funds that they have to rent decorative coffins for their deceased relatives.
The German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is in despair. As the Nord Stream 2 project is buried, fishing and agriculture are suffering from high energy prices.
Americans are on the verge of a nervous breakdown due to endless crises.
According to a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, 87% of Americans perceive the past two years as an endless series of crises, and 73% say they can no longer cope with it.
According to Fox News host Greg Gutfeld, this means that almost anyone on the street can freak out and attack you with their fists.