What Russian response to sanctions is the West most afraid of?


In connection with Russia's operation to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine, the collective West is tightening sanctions by imposing a ban on the supply of various kinds of goods and threatening to disconnect the Russian Federation from SWIFT. However, Moscow has enough funds at its disposal for an adequate response.


A number of Western countries have banned Russian airlines from flying over Europe. In Russia, in response, the flights of European aircraft over the territory of Russia were stopped, which seriously complicates flights from Europe to Asian countries.

However, in some cases, Russia may take asymmetric actions. So, in response to the termination of the sale of Airbus aircraft to Russians, the Russian Federation can only stop the supply of titanium and other metals that are necessary for the production of "airbuses". Russia is also able to limit the supply of nickel and palladium, which are extremely widely used in the European automotive industry.

Moreover, in response to economic Western measures Moscow may stop servicing foreign debts. According to analysts, this would be quite logical, since the West freezes the funds transferred by Russia and deprives them of access to them. In this regard, the sanctions confrontation can reach a complete economic break between Russia and the EU and the United States.

One of the very sensitive measures may be a ban on the export of Russian fertilizers (this measure will most likely be supported by Belarus). Such a decision will saturate the domestic market with this product and stabilize prices for it. In Europe, it is possible that inflation will increase and the costs of local agricultural producers will increase significantly.

Meanwhile, the Kremlin's toughest response to Western sanctions would be to stop oil and gas exports. According to experts, this is what is currently holding back the ill-wishers of the Russian Federation from an all-out “sanctions war”. Such measures may become a reality in the event of the arrest of Russian accounts and property in Western countries. After all, the sale of energy resources to unfriendly countries will lose its meaning if Russia cannot get paid for it.

At the same time, in the event of a halt in Russian exports of hydrocarbons, not only the United States, Europe and Russia itself will suffer, but the entire world economy - this will cause jumps in energy prices and a failure in oil and gas supplies on a global scale. Europe will have nothing to replace the lack of Russian gas, and the continent will plunge into darkness and cold.

Now we are banned from flying to EU countries, buying cars from European manufacturers, and so on, but all this is not the basic needs of the population. The main thing is that there is food, heat, electricity, and cars are refueled. Russia can provide all this at the expense of internal resources, unlike Europe ...
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  1. Kostyar Offline Kostyar
    Kostyar 2 March 2022 12: 23
    +6
    Russia can, Russia if ..., they took eprst and turned off all the valves !!!
    1. Monster_Fat Online Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 2 March 2022 12: 44
      -10
      The West is far from stupid and made sure that it sharply blocked the gold reserves of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation: that is, approximately 400 billion dollars, which for so long and successfully brought to the West by the "effective managers" of the financial "bloc" of Putin's flood, instead of investing in their economy, which for so many years they kept on starvation rations (I personally find it strange how the organizers of this robbery of Russia by withdrawing its gold and foreign exchange resources abroad, when they are needed like air in their country, are still at large and feel great). Having blocked the assets of the Central Bank, that is, depriving Russia of two-thirds or more than half of its gold and foreign exchange reserves, as well as any relations with Russian business, they left only one "loophole" - Russia can sell them its natural resources to compensate for its horrendous monetary and financial losses. Bingo! Russia seized on this loophole, for example yesterday, there was a message that Gazprom has stepped up and keeps pumping gas through its pipelines, including through Ukraine, to the maximum. What the "west" needs. yes And yesterday there was a hysterical answer to calls to stop deliveries of any resources to the West: You can't! If we stop supplying them with resources, then we will be thrown into complete isolation! And we will lose the last opportunity to receive currency! And so there is still the possibility that we can still agree! this is without comment... good
      1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
        Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 2 March 2022 13: 30
        +10
        Stop raving, if our gold reserves are frozen, all the property and assets of the West in Russia will be nationalized, which is about 300 billion. green and more. In China, they said that in the event of the West's refusal to grow. gas, oil and other resources, ready to buy it all from Russia, fully making up for all its economic losses from a break with the West
        1. Monster_Fat Online Monster_Fat
          Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 2 March 2022 18: 25
          -5
          Hmm, how everything is clogged ... early in the head with propaganda ... Well, at least read the news of your own resources ...
          1. 123 Offline 123
            123 (123) 2 March 2022 18: 43
            +6
            Hmm, how everything is clogged ... early in the head with propaganda ... Well, at least read the news of your own resources ...

            glad you are with us yes And then they write yours in Brovary rolled out. Or lucky, not your shift was? smile
          2. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
            Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 2 March 2022 19: 45
            +4
            You do not fully understand the seriousness of the situation and the mood of Russia, no one will agree to humiliating peace conditions like Brest, a complete turn of the economy towards China is quite real, it all depends on the behavior of the West, and you can safely shove your "evergreens" into one place
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 2 March 2022 12: 46
    -6
    Fiction in an unsigned article.

    Since in the article about what the Russian Federation can .. can do, it can not do .. I didn’t do it all this time, because money and contracts.
    For example, it supplied both titanium and aluminum to Ukraine.

    And in the title - "West of the boiiiiittsa", about which there is not a word in the text.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 2 March 2022 18: 45
      +3
      For example, it supplied both titanium and aluminum to Ukraine.

      Russian titanium is made from Ukrainian raw materials.
  3. Valera75 Offline Valera75
    Valera75 (Valery) 2 March 2022 12: 51
    +5
    On March 2, gas futures prices in Europe skyrocketed to a historic high.

    The price of the nearest April futures on the TTF hub reached $2199 per 1 cubic meters. m.

    This is happening against the backdrop of the ongoing special Russian military operation in Ukraine, as well as some decrease in temperature and a significant reduction in electricity generation through wind generation against the backdrop of changing weather conditions (calm weather).

    https://rusvesna.su/news/1646212847

    This has not yet been our answer.

    Severstal has stopped deliveries of steel products to the EU countries due to sanctions against its main shareholder Alexei Mordashov, a company representative said.

    here are the first echoes of Western sanctions.

    The cost of natural gas with delivery in April set a record and reached $2226 per thousand cubic meters. This is evidenced by the data of the London Stock Exchange ICE.

    The April futures price at the TTF hub in the Netherlands increased by 11% at 58:59,4 Moscow time to $2226 per 1 cubic meters. m, according to RIA Novosti.

    Oops! Already gas prices have risen even more while reading the news laughing
    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 2 March 2022 12: 56
      +8
      And if we translate gas trade into rubles, then the cost will be 100 rubles per thousand cubic meters (we multiply 000 dollars by 2000 rubles). This is what the cost of the evergreen will be. But if, as the liberals fear, the dollar will cost 50 rubles, then gas will cost 200x2000=200 rubles.
      You just need to have strong Faberge in the Kremlin.
  4. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 2 March 2022 12: 53
    -6
    Probably scared for nothing. Ours is still more afraid to introduce something serious.
  5. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 2 March 2022 12: 59
    +8
    And returning to the topic of the straits. 4 Russian ships cannot pass the Bosphorus. Turkey does not give permission.
    It just suggests a response move - to stop the pumping of gas to Turkey. And withdraw personnel from the construction of nuclear power plants.
    1. akropin Offline akropin
      akropin (Alexey) 2 March 2022 13: 03
      +1
      According to the Montreux Convention, ships must have a home port in the Black Sea in order to be allowed through.
      1. Bakht Offline Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 2 March 2022 13: 04
        +4
        According to the Montreux Convention, there should be a state of war. Ukraine and Russia are at war?
        1. akropin Offline akropin
          akropin (Alexey) 2 March 2022 13: 25
          -4
          So yes, but there is no point in arguing with the Turks at the moment, they are monopolists.
          1. Bakht Offline Bakht
            Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 2 March 2022 13: 43
            +5
            There is no need to argue. We need to ruin the Turkish economy. She and so on incense breathes. There is no state of war. So the decision to close the straits is an absolutely unfriendly act that has no legal basis. The reference to the convention has no legal basis.
            1. akropin Offline akropin
              akropin (Alexey) 2 March 2022 14: 03
              +5
              We need to ruin the Turkish economy

              A little later, now too early.
    2. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 2 March 2022 18: 47
      +3
      And returning to the topic of the straits. 4 Russian ships cannot pass the Bosphorus. Turkey does not give permission.

      Don’t share the link? hi

      It just suggests a response move - to stop the pumping of gas to Turkey. And withdraw personnel from the construction of nuclear power plants.

      Better clean up Idlib yes
      1. Bakht Offline Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 2 March 2022 18: 51
        0
        The Turkish authorities did not allow three Russian ships to pass through the Bosporus and Dardanelles.
        https://www.gazeta.ru/politics/news/2022/03/02/17366929.shtml

        Russia withdraws request to Turkey to let warships through
        https://lenta.ru/news/2022/03/02/proxod/
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 2 March 2022 19: 35
          +2
          Thanks for the links hi
          According to the first one, Gazeta refers to TASS. Went to the site
          https://tass.ru/mezhdunarodnaya-panorama/13923609

          What a messy news. It turns out that they announced their intentions, on February 27-28, "as a friendly request." What is really there, who knows laughing

          "We have decided that there is a war going on now. We officially announced participating countries (in particular, Russia and Ukraine - TASS note). We will apply Article 19 of the Montreux Convention."

          “The Russians last said that four ships would leave [for the Black Sea] on February 27-28. Three of them were not registered at bases in the Black Sea. We said don't send these ships [through the straits],” Cavusoglu said.

          At the same time, the head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry made the statement that the republic asked Russia not to send ships through the straits "in a friendly manner." "Moscow agreed", - He added.
          1. Bakht Offline Bakht
            Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 2 March 2022 19: 57
            0
            The most interesting thing is that "we have decided that there is a war going on now"
            Is it now so determined that there is a war? The UN does not know, Ukraine does not know either, and even more so Russia. Even Russia pumps gas through Ukraine.
            1. 123 Offline 123
              123 (123) 3 March 2022 08: 16
              +1
              The most interesting thing is that "we have decided that there is a war going on now"
              Is it now so determined that there is a war? The UN does not know, Ukraine does not know either, and even more so Russia. Even Russia pumps gas through Ukraine.

              Now everything is interesting, the time is yes World has gone mad laughing
              Sworn friends behave like an Englishwoman, but try not to exacerbate beyond a certain limit. Turks are no exception. And at the UN, everyone scored a long time ago.
    3. Rusa Offline Rusa
      Rusa 3 March 2022 10: 51
      0
      Turkish authorities did not let three Russian ships through

      The Russian Federation can also block ships from the Mediterranean Sea that go to Turkey and back.
  6. EXPrompt Offline EXPrompt
    EXPrompt (EXPrompt) 2 March 2022 13: 22
    +4
    The Kremlin has taken a pause in response to the West, until the end of the operation.
    But according to rumors, a ban on the withdrawal of capital from the Russian Federation has already been introduced, and it has already been announced that there is a ban on the sale of shares by non-residents of the Russian Federation. So action is being taken...
    What can the Russian Federation do in response to sanctions, but that's all ...
    For starters, titanium, for starters, a ban on trade with the EU in grain, fertilizers. It will be just a famine in the EU next year.
    Well, then the sanctions on oil and gas.
    Otvetka RF, it is destructive for the EU economy.
    Then who prevents the nationalization of all the assets of the West in the Russian Federation, have already banned the withdrawal of profits from the Russian Federation. So we can respond more strongly.
    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 2 March 2022 13: 25
      +4
      These are not rumors.
  7. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
    Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 2 March 2022 13: 35
    -4
    I personally am not for a complete break in trade and the rest, why shoot yourself in the foot and copy the decisions of the West
    you can sell rare earth and other metals but reduce the amount of exports
    sell oil and gas, but not to everyone and not in the same quantity as before
    ban overflights over russia by the most aggressive and russophobic countries;
    and so on in everything, somewhere to cut off completely somewhere to raise prices
    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 2 March 2022 13: 41
      +6
      What you propose is surrender.
      The overflight ban must be complete.
      Trade is possible and even necessary. But exclude the dollar and the euro. You need to trade only for rubles. It is possible for yuan.
      The sale of rare earths should be stopped altogether. As well as titanium and aluminum.
      It is impossible to fight economically with America. Too many dollars around the world. But it is simply necessary to bring Europe and Turkey to its knees. And Turkey is even more important. The closure of the straits threatens the entire grouping in the Eastern Mediterranean. The response to closing channels should be MAXIMUM tough. Termination of gas supplies and freezing of nuclear power plants in the first place.
      1. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
        Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 2 March 2022 14: 23
        -4
        Of course, you know better from Azerbaijan how Russia should react
        the closure of flights deprives ordinary people of jobs, kerosene is not sold, airports are not loaded
        rare earth stash? or do we all eat our own industry?
        and how rare earths differ from the sale of oil and gas
        it's strange that you are so pounding for us
        you can use sanctions and, as in the case of an increase in gas prices, raise prices for our goods, metals, fertilizers, wheat, etc., limiting sales volumes
        what they offer to sell for rubles, I don’t mind if such a combination is profitable
        you need to stop completely when war is declared, we or we, for now, trade so that the influx of currency increases or their technology instead of goods
        1. Bakht Offline Bakht
          Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 2 March 2022 14: 31
          +6
          Yes, I'm from Azerbaijan. Already repeated a hundred times. And I have my opinion on any country. Though in Russia, even in America.
          You just don't understand what's going on right now. The question is not sanctions. Sanctions are already yesterday. This is war. While economic. There is no loss in war. There will be losses. It's unavoidable. But this full-scale economic war was declared against Russia not because of Ukraine. Ukraine does not interest anyone at all. It's just consumable. I feel sorry for the people, but I feel sorry for the Motherland even more. And you offer to trade with the enemy. Raise prices and stuff. This is surrender.
          Listen to Western politicians for once. Biden, Johnson. They openly say that the goal is to strangle Russia, destroy its economy and completely subjugate the Western model of development. That is to become a colony.
          If you do not want to "beat" for Russia, then I have to do it from Azerbaijan. Think about it. You offer to trade with the enemy. It is not a "form of speech". This is the real enemy.
          1. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
            Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 2 March 2022 14: 36
            -4
            maybe enough to hysteria and spur hysterics in Russia and among Russians
            we, Russia, trade and will trade with the West in order to keep the economy alive, we cannot close and bow to China or the former republics
            well, they expressed their opinion, why impose it several times, as if you are an interested person in the complete cessation of trade between Russia and the West
            1. Bakht Offline Bakht
              Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 2 March 2022 14: 43
              +4
              I expressed my opinion. It's not hysterical at all. This is an attempt to convey to you (personally) that your position is wrong. And she's a capitulator. Do you want to trade with China? Then go "on a bow to Europe." This is your choice. Conditions will be dictated to you, and you will accept everything.
              If they read carefully what I write, they would not attribute to me what I did not say. Did I say that it is necessary to "completely stop trade with the West"?

              Bakht (Bakhtiyar)
              Trade is possible and even necessary. But exclude the dollar and the euro. You need to trade only for rubles. It is possible for yuan.

              A complete ban on trade is needed, in particular, in relation to Turkey. Because Turkey, by closing the straits, endangers the entire Middle East policy of Russia.
  8. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 2 March 2022 13: 41
    +3
    This mu-mu and the enumeration will continue until Russia begins to impose harsh asymmetric sanctions in response: shut off taps, titanium, shut off coal, shut off aluminum - Asia will pay more.
  9. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 2 March 2022 13: 59
    -5
    The “West” has thrown a political economic stranglehold on the Russian Federation, and gradually tightening it, it admires the agony and is waiting for repentance.
    In this situation, most of all, the West is afraid of the possible intervention of the PRC, which stands on the sidelines and condoles with the Russian Federation.
    Promises to preserve the Russian foreign exchange reserves placed in the PRC, laying a new pipe through the territory of Mongolia, promises to increase trade turnover and the share of settlements in national currencies will obviously not be enough.
    1. akropin Offline akropin
      akropin (Alexey) 2 March 2022 14: 04
      0
      Quote: Jacques Sekavar
      China, which stands on the sidelines and condole with the Russian Federation.

      Until the military phase takes on a final and stable form, the Chinese will not react.
  10. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 2 March 2022 15: 00
    +2
    The world has come to trade through currencies backed by gold.
    All these digital, paper money have discredited themselves.

    Nationalize all foreign resources in Russia.
    Cancel copyright for foreign agents.
    Trade your goods only for real gold.
    1. Monster_Fat Online Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 2 March 2022 18: 33
      -5
      Gold? Funny ones. Nabiulina degreased Russia about gold for two years. Several hundred tons of gold - bye-bye. And still at large. Strange country. And I forgot, they deprived her of her "brooches" - they punished her. lol And how to trade? Through the prices of the London Stock Exchange? Or how? Or as "barter metal" as they buy gold from countries under sanctions, and there is such a difference in price ... well, explaining for dummies: as between metal 999 and "gold scrap" in a pawnshop .... yes
      1. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 2 March 2022 18: 36
        0
        Several hundred tons of gold - bye-bye.

        Yes Yes. Only not hundreds of tons, but tens of thousands of tons of bye-bye. And they changed it to plasticine by weight.

        Fool, as always, you did not understand anything. But as always.
  11. AND Offline AND
    AND 2 March 2022 19: 38
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    Quote: Monster_Fat
    Gold? Funny ones. Nabiulina degreased Russia about gold for two years. Several hundred tons of gold - bye-bye. And still at large. Strange country. And I forgot, they deprived her of her "brooches" - they punished her. lol And how to trade? Through the prices of the London Stock Exchange? Or how? Or as "barter metal" as they buy gold from countries under sanctions, and there is such a difference in price ... well, explaining for dummies: as between metal 999 and "gold scrap" in a pawnshop .... yes

    Okay, so I talked to myself. lol
  12. sgr291158 Offline sgr291158
    sgr291158 (Sergei) 3 March 2022 05: 42
    0
    There is nowhere to wait, you have to close.
  13. shiva Offline shiva
    shiva (Ivan) 3 March 2022 10: 37
    +1
    Russian Paralympic athletes denied admission to Beijing Games

    Disabled people of Canada and others like them (probably they are mental too) decided - but let's have fewer competitors? Not to prove his superiority by winning, but by cowardly refusing to play with rivals. Usually, a technical defeat is counted as a refusal. We do not mind - hand out gold medals to all of our people and we will go home, and you are here with yourself, with your left hand ...
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  15. Alex Orlov Offline Alex Orlov
    Alex Orlov (Alex) 4 March 2022 11: 52
    +1
    Quote: Monster_Fat
    brought to the West "effective managers" of the financial "block" of Putin's spill

    I read it and understood - nifiga you do not understand oranges. The financial bloc is not "Putin's spill" at all. This is a separate group oriented to the West. You can search the internet for details.