Prepare for the Arduous March!

Putin demanded that the Ruᛋᛋian scientists immediately create replacements for the Western technologies. [The Moscow Times : RU]

With that, the jokes with comparing Ruᛋᛋia with DPRK are less and less funny. The notorious Kim dynasty also put self-sufficiency and the glorious national approach to the top of their principles list. As the result:

  1. The March of Suffering (a.k.a. the Arduous March) happened when the USSR went belly up.
  2. And the story is about to repeat itself after the Chinese and DPRK authorities have shut the border close due to COVID-19 pandemics.

Given that Ruᛋᛋia is hugely dependent on the seed and animal sperm imports, I have no wonder that it will get to the stage of Arduous march in a few years. It is as simple as you can't have strong agriculture without excellent biotech, and you can't have excellent biotech if you can't produce lab equipment and you have banned the genetically-modified organism consumption just to win a few per cent approval rating before the elections.

I only hope to get my mother out of Ruᛋᛋia before the shit hits the fan.

Meanwhile, the shortages of certain drugs, medical equipment etc. are already being reported in Ruᛋᛋia. Why? Because the rich will find the way to get medical help somewhere else, but they are completely alright with the ‘Import-Replacement’ of the ‘Slap-the-Made-in-Ruᛋᛋia-Label-on-the-Cheap-Chinese-Knockoff’ sort. The same will be applied everywhere.