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Re: Nice office
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2020, 12:42:50 PM »
Gosh, you can't go posting stuff like that.

Anyone will tell you its bread queues, drunk blokes, women wearing polyester leopard skin prints and half buried painted car tyres marking the edge of each potholed road.

US sanctions have made the place an impoverished wasteland you know.  :coffeeread:
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Re: Nice office
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2020, 01:48:09 PM »
Gosh, you can't go posting stuff like that.

Anyone will tell you its bread queues, drunk blokes, women wearing polyester leopard skin prints and half buried painted car tyres marking the edge of each potholed road.

US sanctions have made the place an impoverished wasteland you know.  :coffeeread:

There are lots of places like that.. I went on a tour of Yandex here last year very smart and stylish!
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Re: Nice office
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2020, 03:08:17 PM »
Yea I looks like a poor girl who could not afford to pay the rent stuck in the center of a shopping mall.  :ROFL:

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Re: Nice office
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2020, 03:36:33 PM »
Amusing that a primarily Swiss company was the architect.
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Re: Nice office
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2020, 12:14:22 AM »
Gosh, you can't go posting stuff like that.

Anyone will tell you its bread queues, drunk blokes, women wearing polyester leopard skin prints and half buried painted car tyres marking the edge of each potholed road.

US sanctions have made the place an impoverished wasteland you know.  :coffeeread:

??

I have a Sber bank account .. My card works in a UK hole in the wall ( v.expensive way ro take money from Russia) and can be used to pay for stuff in the UK ( also not cheap - given the exchange rate sucks )

The sanctions aren't on man in the street..

The Bank is over 50 percent state owned ...  At a time when said state is acting in a manner that suggests it cannot afford to pay for it's population to stay at home, don't you see any irony in suggesting such structures suggest money is being spend in the wrong place ?
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Re: Nice office
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2020, 02:23:38 AM »
Gosh, you can't go posting stuff like that.

Anyone will tell you its bread queues, drunk blokes, women wearing polyester leopard skin prints and half buried painted car tyres marking the edge of each potholed road.

US sanctions have made the place an impoverished wasteland you know.  :coffeeread:

??

I have a Sber bank account .. My card works in a UK hole in the wall ( v.expensive way ro take money from Russia) and can be used to pay for stuff in the UK ( also not cheap - given the exchange rate sucks )

The sanctions aren't on man in the street..

The Bank is over 50 percent state owned ...  At a time when said state is acting in a manner that suggests it cannot afford to pay for it's population to stay at home, don't you see any irony in suggesting such structures suggest money is being spend in the wrong place ?

Utter bollox...
Those told to stay at home are receiving their full contractual salaries..
Like other countries, there are those businesses who cannot afford to do this, so they are dismissing employees..
Pensioners are getting a little extra during this period of self isolation I understand..
Unemployed/unemployable are receiving additional allowances though I am led to understand that this is not at any high level.
Support for registered tax paying companies has been announced.
Families are receiving additional payments for children under certain age..
Frontline essential workers are receiving an extra tax free payment of $1,000 for a 3 month period along with similar additional support similar to what the military receive, though I am unclear as to what the military receive extra to others.
What more can a country do when the country is NOT responsible for the current situation??, pray tell..
What are other countries in the world doing better to support their population?
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Re: Nice office
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2020, 02:45:25 AM »
Gosh, you can't go posting stuff like that.

Anyone will tell you its bread queues, drunk blokes, women wearing polyester leopard skin prints and half buried painted car tyres marking the edge of each potholed road.

US sanctions have made the place an impoverished wasteland you know.  :coffeeread:

??

I have a Sber bank account .. My card works in a UK hole in the wall ( v.expensive way ro take money from Russia) and can be used to pay for stuff in the UK ( also not cheap - given the exchange rate sucks )

The sanctions aren't on man in the street..

The Bank is over 50 percent state owned ...  At a time when said state is acting in a manner that suggests it cannot afford to pay for it's population to stay at home, don't you see any irony in suggesting such structures suggest money is being spend in the wrong place ?

it ain't your money so why do you care?  :'(

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Re: Nice office
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2020, 04:14:22 AM »


Utter bollox...

Indeed, what follow IS :

Those told to stay at home are receiving their full contractual salaries..

I have posted examples of reality, already


Even folks working at the President's place in Sochi were ( initially) put on a THIRD of their salary and told to come in 2 or three times a week, alternating and NO passes were allocated - even though they needed them to come to work ..

That is but one example of the chaos .  The UK has plenty examples of folks not being covered, so this is not unique to Russia ...

Like other countries, there are those businesses who cannot afford to do this, so they are dismissing employees..

Exactly, unlike other nations, they aren't getting help to maintain the staff on the pay role - even if at reduced wages ..so much for the  'Stability fund' ..

Pensioners are getting a little extra during this period of self isolation I understand..

I asked a pensioner how much extra and they laughed

Unemployed/unemployable are receiving additional allowances though I am led to understand that this is not at any high level.

Do not know anyone receiving such benefits to ask

Support for registered tax paying companies has been announced.

Yes ..a lengthened time to pay

Families are receiving additional payments for children under certain age..

How much extra as a percent ?

Frontline essential workers are receiving an extra tax free payment of $1,000 for a 3 month period along with similar additional support similar to what the military receive, though I am unclear as to what the military receive extra to others.

Given their salaries, hardly wonderful ..  Tell us what a nurse gets in the regions ...

What more can a country do when the country is NOT responsible for the current situation??, pray tell..

Behave like a nation that boasted of its 'Stability Fund' and USE it ... not claim .. when asked .. 'you do not understand' this is not such an occasion to use it .... '

What are other countries in the world doing better to support their population?

US, UK, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland ... that's for starters..

Come on Gypo, you are being a mite disingenuous here ...  Putin is asking the governors to get folks back to work, in the regions.  Krasnodar Krai had a strong quarantine and was slow to issue the proper docs for people to get to work, who should go ... Despite what YOU post, there were / are plenty of people - even working for the govt in some capacity who are on much reduced wages.

Small businesses have been granted tax extensions,  some phone companies are giving free internet - even if the client has not got credit, but the umbrella is NOTHING like G7 nations ..

Suggest you visit VK or Odnoklassniki to read the comments of folks who you suggest are receiving 'help' in the manner you suggest.


Once again, the UK is not anywhere near perfect ( example the govts biz loan scheme - the maj. of of which banks are declining at the mo), but let's not make out people are receiving their contracted salaries ..  Also govt depts are CANCELLING contacts with small businesses - saying there is no money to pay you - even though they have a contract to provide that govt contract a service that could still ( legally ) be fulfilled within the current quarantine regs
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Re: Nice office
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2020, 04:24:39 AM »


it ain't your money so why do you care?  :'(

I realise you are a confused person and do not even know who you are or which country you post from... so ... IF, as you claim, you 'know' Russia, you'll know:

1/ one PAYS for a bank account service either annually, or - (v. occasionally) monthly

2/ one pays for Electricity, water, local govt fees, such as waste collection, property taxes ( if you OWN one)

3/ IF you own a car - one pays insurance, pays for the car to be tested ( or to have a registration number  / tags and docs issued )

4/ If one spends one's own money in a third nation - try to do THAT, rarely, or sending it OUT of Russia - one knows one has paid the bank..

We have 4 bank accounts between us .. two with Sber ..  so I 'care' ... 
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Re: Nice office
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2020, 07:45:43 AM »
Many older apartments in Moscow have no lights in the stairwell and conditions are bad. no one cleans it. If you can afford a good place then yeah it will be like western standards but it is not consistent throughout.

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Re: Nice office
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2020, 08:06:41 AM »
Sberbank's new digs look a whole lot better than mine!

But I like beng only a few seconds walk from the kitchen and the kettle! (For USAians, a kettle is an electric water boiler that's really handy for making a nice pot of tea!)
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Re: Nice office
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2020, 12:55:37 PM »
Sberbank's new digs look a whole lot better than mine!

But I like beng only a few seconds walk from the kitchen and the kettle! (For USAians, a kettle is an electric water boiler that's really handy for making a nice pot of tea!)

Speaking for myself I sort of wish the kitchen was about a mile from my desk. At least I have an opportunity to work on my social distancing skills . . . from the refrigerator.
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« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2020, 05:36:41 PM »
Yeah, the diet has taken a real back seat. I am starting to try to control that thing where one goes into the fridge every 15 minutes to see if the food fairies have delivered anything new in one's absence.

The bloody breadmaker hasn't helped.

I have put a recipe for hob top crumpets on my list of 'excitement treats' for the next day or so.

Dunno about anyone else but I try to ration the 'excitement treats' to one per day. Having run out of rooms to clean, baking has become a new high spot.

Today my watch repair tools arrived. I have high hopes for that - a couple of targets for my attention and if that works out well, I have a plan to build my own watch. That'll keep me going for a while.

On the other hand, work has kept up quite well and is starting to look quite busy. It looks like folks are starting to understand that words still sell and that there's lots of selling to be done. :)
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Re: Nice office
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2020, 02:07:22 AM »
Frontline essential workers are receiving an extra tax free payment of $1,000 for a 3 month period along with similar additional support similar to what the military receive, though I am unclear as to what the military receive extra to others.

Given their salaries, hardly wonderful ..  Tell us what a nurse gets in the regions ...
You know, I was thinking maybe there was something to your post, until I hit this one.

Ah no, this is moby, he doesn't know.

Even in Netherlands, a Nurse getting $1000/month extra for 3 months is huge money to them.
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Re: Nice office
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2020, 02:34:05 AM »

Even in Netherlands, a Nurse getting $1000/month extra for 3 months is huge money to them.


Thank you for proving how attentive YOU 'are' ... giving it's '$1000' in total ..  :coffeeread:
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Re: Nice office
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2020, 02:44:46 AM »
Many older apartments in Moscow have no lights in the stairwell and conditions are bad. no one cleans it. If you can afford a good place then yeah it will be like western standards but it is not consistent throughout.

Have you visited Birmingham in the UK recently? Or some suburbs in London? I think you will find the same or WORSE in many apartments and houses..just human shit pits!
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Re: Nice office
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2020, 04:57:29 AM »

Have you visited Birmingham in the UK recently? Or some suburbs in London? I think you will find the same or WORSE in many apartments and houses..just human shit pits!

'Guile' thinks folks with houses / apartments in Russia live in the sort of places he may get put in by his Oligarchs ..

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« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2020, 04:17:17 AM »

Have you visited Birmingham in the UK recently? Or some suburbs in London? I think you will find the same or WORSE in many apartments and houses..just human shit pits!

'Guile' thinks folks with houses / apartments in Russia live in the sort of places he may get put in by his Oligarchs ..

MoobieVirus making no sense again.  Read what I wrote.  I have friends in Russia and have been to their homes.

I was lucky enough to rent a nice place in London but then that costs money.

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Re: Nice office
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2020, 04:21:37 AM »


it ain't your money so why do you care?  :'(

I realise you are a confused person and do not even know who you are or which country you post from... so ... IF, as you claim, you 'know' Russia, you'll know:

1/ one PAYS for a bank account service either annually, or - (v. occasionally) monthly

2/ one pays for Electricity, water, local govt fees, such as waste collection, property taxes ( if you OWN one)

3/ IF you own a car - one pays insurance, pays for the car to be tested ( or to have a registration number  / tags and docs issued )

4/ If one spends one's own money in a third nation - try to do THAT, rarely, or sending it OUT of Russia - one knows one has paid the bank..

We have 4 bank accounts between us .. two with Sber ..  so I 'care' ...

None of this has anything to do with Sberbanks' new office digs.  People in ALL countries pay for those things...your dementia is setting in  :'(
You're worried about a big bank's profits?  Look at Barclays and how much money they spend in sponsorship for the Premier League...surely that money could be better used for the average Brit?


 

 

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