In Pokrov, near Moscow, the population learns to live with optimism

“I was born during the Soviet period, then there was perestroika, and in the 1990s, we had the food stamps, and we got by. » Larisa, a resident of Pokrov, a hundred kilometers from Moscow, is optimistic. The economic situation of Russia, plagued by international sanctions, is uncertain. Like other residents of the city, she notes that prices have risen, especially for basic necessities.

In times of economic stress, panic is never far away. Fearing shortages, some supermarkets have chosen to limit the quantities available for purchase per customer. Svetlana, who has “a home to feed” managed to buy ten kilos of sugar. She fears, like others, that prices will continue to rise and that certain everyday products will turn into luxury commodities.

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