Do the sanctions against Russia reach the population? Several citizens of the state are now sharing their impressions in a western medium. The realization: You feel the effects in everyday life.

Prices are rising: the western world’s sanctions against Russia are taking effect, Russian citizens report to “Bild”. “Everything has become much more expensive. I’m saving on food – chasing after different offers like crazy,” says one Muscovite.

Memories of the Soviet Union: “The range is getting smaller everywhere,” explains Alexandr. It’s not critical, but “the Soviet design of shop windows is back. Gloomy!” He specifies: “Brand originals have disappeared. Everything is moving in the direction of Korea and China.”