A Swiss billboard is making the rounds on social media depicting a young woman on the telephone. The caption reads, "Does the neighbor heat the apartment to over 19 degrees (66F)? Please inform us." While the Swiss government has dismissed the poster as a fake, the penalties Swiss citizens face for daring to warm their homes are very real. According to the Swiss newspaper Blick, those who violate the 66 degree heating limit could face as many as three years in prison!
New Delhi has increased its energy purchases from Russia over the past three months, delivering substantial quantities of a variety of items in exchange. This is how the Western sanctions have brought Russia and India closer.
According to a Bloomberg report, the seized super yacht of Russian businessman Dmitry Pumpyansky will be auctioned with the proceeds going to J.P. Morgan after he secured a court order in Gibraltar last month allowing the sale of the yacht.
The recent sanctions placed on Russia have proven that the role it plays in the global economic order is much greater than is commonly thought.