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(The Moscow Times)   Russia is on the verge of shutting Moscow down except for essential services, this being Russia I'm sure vodka production and delivery is considered an essential service   (themoscowtimes.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Moscow, Russia, Vladimir Putin, Moscow government order, strict lockdown, coronavirus infections, President Vladimir Putin, Russia's coronavirus task force  
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2021-10-20 10:46:47 AM  
And mail-order bride shipping paperwork.
 
Xai [recently expired TotalFark]
2021-10-20 10:52:50 AM  
Seems all their anti-vax trolling is coming home to roost.
 
2021-10-20 11:23:48 AM  
Shutter down?

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2021-10-20 11:25:30 AM  
Would Fark mods not consider it a national emergency if production of Makers Mark was halted?
 
2021-10-20 11:50:47 AM  
We need some troll farms to rile them up so they start rioting over it.
 
2021-10-20 11:52:23 AM  
Don't worry, Putin will be fine in his Black Sea palace.
 
2021-10-20 11:53:18 AM  
could google it, but whats their vaccination rate, out of curiosity?
 
2021-10-20 11:53:53 AM  
Vodka production should an essential service for medical reasons.  Hardcore alcoholics (which Russia has plenty of) will die without alcohol.
 
2021-10-20 11:54:01 AM  
(laughs like a horse on speed)
 
2021-10-20 11:56:29 AM  
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2021-10-20 11:56:44 AM  
A week of half measures should do the trick.
 
2021-10-20 11:57:40 AM  
Yeah, I'm sure the Russian people will be completely compliant with a total lockdown...
 
2021-10-20 11:57:43 AM  

Xai: Seems all their anti-vax trolling is coming home to roost.


Only trolling if they don't believe it. This result suggests that doesn't apply. So perhaps we should think of those efforts as attempts at friendly PSAs
 
2021-10-20 11:58:18 AM  
Aw.  Russia has citizens who lookski on their phoneskis and says "Mah Freedumskis iz importantski?  To the diesel Trabat, Ivannova!  We go to Walmartski and no wear maskski!"

/Sorry for all the Russian speakski
//Gotta use that brain stuff or it evaporates, you know
///Like the lava from a fresh volcano, it evaporates
 
2021-10-20 11:59:01 AM  
Well all through COVID the liquor stores here never had to shut down.

Last thing we needed was for the drunks to start clogging up the hospitals from withdrawal symptoms.
 
2021-10-20 11:59:48 AM  

dionysusaur: And mail-order bride shipping paperwork.


Meh.  Romanian women are hotter anyway.
 
2021-10-20 12:00:56 PM  
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2021-10-20 12:01:35 PM  
Won't somebody PLEASE think of the flakka addicts???
 
2021-10-20 12:02:21 PM  

freakay: could google it, but whats their vaccination rate, out of curiosity?


Depends on which vaccine we're talking about. Although I vaguely recall that the Russian one worked better than the Chinese one.
 
2021-10-20 12:04:58 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Don't worry, Putin will be fine in his Black Sea palace.


Wasn't he rumoured to have Covid after he was seen coughing in a video conference a few days ago?
 
2021-10-20 12:05:11 PM  
Sorry, reasonable Russians.

fark you very much, Vlad, you piece of shiat!
 
2021-10-20 12:05:29 PM  
I've seen that documentary:

To the Lake | Russian TV serial on Netflix
Youtube Kw2tLj5-lk0
 
2021-10-20 12:12:14 PM  
You know I'd be all for sharing the vaccines with Russia except they've been cyberwarring against America since the W administration at least.

Don't attack if you want someone to be generous.

From how president in title only Vladimir Putin behaves its obvious he'd destroy the vaccines like western (European) cheese and American peaches.

He pays people to destroy food, Putin would flush the Pfizer vaccines down a toilet and view dying Russians as fat getting trimmed.
 
2021-10-20 12:14:01 PM  

freakay: could google it, but whats their vaccination rate, out of curiosity?


About a third of Russia's population is vaccinated from what I could find.  Although I'd take that number with a healthy dose of salt as the Russian government isn't always known for its accurate statistical reporting.  And even if they are accurately reporting their numbers, the Russian government's own numbers may not be accurate because people have been bribing health care workers to record them as being vaccinated when they have not been.  COVID-19 vaccine skepticism is extremely high in Russia thanks to Putin's concerted propaganda campaign against the non-Russian vaccines, which had the result of making his people very skeptical of ALL the COVID vaccines.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/state-t​v​-russians-are-using-prosthetic-arms-to​-dodge-covid-vaccines?ref=home&via=twi​tter_page&utm_source=fark&utm_medium=w​ebsite&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark
 
2021-10-20 12:14:51 PM  
And if you have been attacking someone for 5 years or longer don't expect easy or eager cooperation, expect to get a broken nose and have your polite, "I deserve that!" ready.
 
2021-10-20 12:14:55 PM  
Meanwhile on the west coast of the US, pot delivery and shops were considered essential.
Not there is anything wrong with it, but everyone has their vices
 
2021-10-20 12:17:31 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: Vodka production should an essential service for medical reasons.  Hardcore alcoholics (which Russia has plenty of) will die without alcohol.


Liquor stores were considered an essential service and stayed open during our shutdown.
Depressing as hell when you think about why.
 
2021-10-20 12:18:13 PM  

Back2Good: Meanwhile on the west coast of the US, pot delivery and shops were considered essential.
Not there is anything wrong with it, but everyone has their vices


Isn't that where the medicinal users get their weed these days? Or are there still medical dispensaries?
 
2021-10-20 12:19:43 PM  
Subby misspelled "vodak".
 
2021-10-20 12:21:28 PM  

khitsicker: Would Fark mods not consider it a national emergency if production of Makers Mark was halted?


Fark Mods have a emergency strategic reserve for this eventuality.
 
2021-10-20 12:21:54 PM  
*an emergency
 
2021-10-20 12:27:30 PM  

CrazedAndBemused: Subby misspelled "vodak".


Must have been drunk.
 
2021-10-20 12:38:26 PM  

Trocadero: freakay: could google it, but whats their vaccination rate, out of curiosity?

Depends on which vaccine we're talking about. Although I vaguely recall that the Russian one worked better than the Chinese one.


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2021-10-20 12:42:20 PM  

Trocadero: freakay: could google it, but whats their vaccination rate, out of curiosity?

Depends on which vaccine we're talking about. Although I vaguely recall that the Russian one worked better than the Chinese one.


Maybe. It is of course hard to tell how it is actually doing since all numbers are massaged. Plus there were quite a few reports of fake or not active or contaminated vaccine.  I'm not sure if I'd take it even if it was the only choice.
 
2021-10-20 12:44:18 PM  
Russia's historically never given 2 shiats about its people and been more than happy to let piles of them die to achieve all sorts of ends.

Why change tack now?
 
2021-10-20 12:45:57 PM  
Unsurprisingly, promoting ignorance and fear while suppressing useful information has made things worse.

A handful of greedy people without empathy can ruin the lives of millions.
 
2021-10-20 12:52:41 PM  
Pfft. We're still running at 2300-odd deaths a day and we're WIIIIDE open. Amateurs.
USA! USA! USA!
 
2021-10-20 12:59:56 PM  

GregInIndy: Russia's historically never given 2 shiats about its people and been more than happy to let piles of them die to achieve all sorts of ends.

Why change tack now?


I think you'll find that's true about evolution. The main method of improving the fitness of immune systems has been death of some part of the population.
 
2021-10-20 1:01:11 PM  

Polish Hussar: freakay: could google it, but whats their vaccination rate, out of curiosity?

About a third of Russia's population is vaccinated from what I could find.  Although I'd take that number with a healthy dose of salt as the Russian government isn't always known for its accurate statistical reporting.  And even if they are accurately reporting their numbers, the Russian government's own numbers may not be accurate because people have been bribing health care workers to record them as being vaccinated when they have not been.  COVID-19 vaccine skepticism is extremely high in Russia thanks to Putin's concerted propaganda campaign against the non-Russian vaccines, which had the result of making his people very skeptical of ALL the COVID vaccines.


And almost all of those are vaccinated with the Sputnik vaccine which the Russian government claims is about 70% effective. So we have to assume it's about half that giving a generous 20% of the population effectively vaccinated.
 
2021-10-20 1:20:02 PM  

blatz514: Shutter down?

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Ackchually.. the shutters on either side of that window never move. And even the venetian blinds are already down, they're just being closed.

/the more you know!
 
2021-10-20 1:20:36 PM  
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2021-10-20 1:36:54 PM  

Boo_Guy: Back2Good: Meanwhile on the west coast of the US, pot delivery and shops were considered essential.
Not there is anything wrong with it, but everyone has their vices

Isn't that where the medicinal users get their weed these days? Or are there still medical dispensaries?


It is where we get our weed. It's definitely essential if you're in chronic pain.
 
2021-10-20 2:27:53 PM  
Sputnik

LOL
 
2021-10-20 2:44:15 PM  

wildcardjack: GregInIndy: Russia's historically never given 2 shiats about its people and been more than happy to let piles of them die to achieve all sorts of ends.

Why change tack now?

I think you'll find that's true about evolution. The main method of improving the fitness of immune systems has been death of some part of the population.


Evolution and Putin's political goals are two very different aims.
Yes both have a very high body count, but Evolution doesn't care how much money Putin gathers.
 
2021-10-20 3:18:47 PM  

SweetDeeStruction: Pfft. We're still running at 2300-odd deaths a day and we're WIIIIDE open. Amateurs.
USA! USA! USA!


This
Why the fail tag subby? At least they're doing something about it.
 
2021-10-20 3:53:12 PM  
Well, there's a reason that in the Soviet Union you could only get bread every second or third day, but vodka was practically issued out, and why so many weird new ways to get high come out of former Soviet and eastern bloc countries.

It sucks to live there, and being half drunk all the time makes it kinda tolerable.
 
2021-10-20 3:54:07 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: Boo_Guy: Back2Good: Meanwhile on the west coast of the US, pot delivery and shops were considered essential.
Not there is anything wrong with it, but everyone has their vices

Isn't that where the medicinal users get their weed these days? Or are there still medical dispensaries?

It is where we get our weed. It's definitely essential if you're in chronic pain.


Or paining for the chronic, as it might be.
 
2021-10-20 4:29:08 PM  

ISmartAllMyOwnPosts: Well, there's a reason that in the Soviet Union you could only get bread every second or third day, but vodka was practically issued out, and why so many weird new ways to get high come out of former Soviet and eastern bloc countries.

It sucks to live there, and being half drunk all the time makes it kinda tolerable.


In West Virginia they use opioid pain kills for the same thing.
 
2021-10-20 8:20:30 PM  

FreeLawyer: ISmartAllMyOwnPosts: Well, there's a reason that in the Soviet Union you could only get bread every second or third day, but vodka was practically issued out, and why so many weird new ways to get high come out of former Soviet and eastern bloc countries.

It sucks to live there, and being half drunk all the time makes it kinda tolerable.

In West Virginia they use opioid pain kills for the same thing.


Broken working-class bodies make ample breeding ground for opiate addiction, regardless of where you live
 
2021-10-20 10:00:07 PM  
Won't someone think of the dashcam videos?!?
 
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