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Russians face prospect of Soviet-style shortages as sanctions bite

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Russia is starting to devolve into a secondhand economy dependent on poor substitutes, where shortages are stirring memories of the consumer wasteland that was the Soviet Union. Unable to secure spare parts from Western airplane manufacturers, for instance, the Russian aviation sector is facing a crisis. About 80 per cent of Russia's commercial fleet consists of foreign-made planes, predominantly from Airbus and Boeing.
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The Washington Post

Russians face prospect of Soviet-style shortages as sanctions bite

In aviation, a lack of crucial parts could ground much of the country’s fleet and make flying a game of “Russian roulette.”

1 month ago·Washington, United States
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National Post

Russians face prospect of Soviet-style shortages as sanctions bite

'People seem to have grown used to the situation... My main problem right now is [the lack of] American alcohol,' said a cocktail bar owner in Moscow

1 month ago·Canada
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Russians face prospect of Soviet-style shortages as sanctions bite

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