Thursday, December 04, 2014

Russian Hookers Raise Prices

(Murmansk, Russia)
Prostitutes in the Russian Arctic port of Murmansk have unexpectedly hiked prices for their services by up to 40%, blaming the tumbling rouble exchange rate for their decision, it seems.

They also want to peg the cost of services to the dollar in the longer term if the situation doesn't improve, sources at one brothel tell the local FlashNord news agency. Two hours with a prostitute in Murmansk cost 3,000-7,000 roubles ($57-132; £36-84) before the price rise, the agency says.

The management of another brothel says it's "trying to keep prices down, but the cost of living is rising and the girls can't work at a loss". The rouble has lost more than 40% of its value against the dollar and 60% against the euro since the start of the year, as a result of Western sanctions over Russia's involvement in the eastern Ukraine insurgency and a fall in oil prices.
That's a shame.

1 comment:

Wireless.Phil said...

From 2 days ago.
Funny how things work out.

Wall Street Journal, 16 minutes ago:
The U.S. oil contract lost $1.01, or 1.5%, to $67.95 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent, the global benchmark, dropped 65 cents, or 0.9%, to $71.89 a barrel on ICE Futures Europe.

Russia expecting to sink into recession
Date 02.12.2014

The Russian economy is set to fall into recession next year as Western sanctions, low oil prices and massive capital outflows will take their toll. Moscow also believes its weakening currency will fan inflation.


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