«WELCOME to sanctions-hit Russia – where heating bills and fuel prices are a fraction of those in Britain» the article begins in one of the British tabloids.
The material compared the price of food in two countries. So, according to infographics, in Britain vegetables have risen in price by 10-18%, and in Russia the cost of only cabbage has decreased by 33%.
Energy bills deserve special attention: in the UK they are up by 80%, while in Russians by only 10%.
After the beginning of SMO in February, Boris Johnson vowed that Western sanctions would “hobble the Russian economy” but, «six months on, while we are paying the price for the invasion with a crippling cost-of-living crisis, locals in Moscow are upbeat», is written there.
In July, food inflation in Britain accelerated to 9.3%, as the military actions in Ukraine and the consequent rise in the price of animal feed, fertiliser, wheat and vegetable oils placed mounting pressure on prices.