"While you sleep, the shelves of many stores will be emptied by tomorrow morning. While some are trying to purchase foreign currency, others storm stores. People buy whatever they can before repricing, mainly home appliances, food, and clothing. People are in a hurry to get rid of rubles. In 24/7 stores there are huge lines at the moment. Shocking pictures are being published in social networks," he wrote Tuesday night.
According to Varlamov, Russia turned into global shopping mall over the past few weeks due to sharp decline in ruble to other currencies exchange rate. Processing companies register increase in number of transactions with foreign bank cards in Russian stores, and retailers themselves note the rise in foreign customers number.
tishkina07 : "Belaya Dacha" store, midnight.
arkadiymo: "Wow, this is my new favorite teflon pan! I stood in line for two hours today in order to buy it. The rush is crazy! People realized that due to the ruble's sin fall the prices will go up two or three times, and are buying TVs and other large appliances just like bread."
kampiler: Moscow, midnight.
sidinancy: "Buy something. Lines. Crazy 90s. 10 p.m."
aleksandranosevich: "9 p.m. The line is endless. It turns right and keeps going between the shelves"
olga.lifestyle: "I couldn't even fancy that I would spend 5 hours in IKEA today"
danil_pt: "Endless line in #ikea"
sergovarlamov: #ikea #lines #crisis #soviet "I wished for some sales in IKEA at pre-crisis prices and now am standing in kilometer-long line."
a_gladyshev: #ikea at 1 a.m. Where are all these people from?
stilet_designer: "We thought we could go to #ikea"
neyda_msk: "#moscow #ikeaemoji 12:40 a.m."
anastasiaserebryanskaya: "This is the line to the cashier, people grab whatever they see #mvideo #kalinigrad #euro100"
katadze: "Line to the cashier #peoplewentcrazy #crisis #mvideo"
daniaradostina: "1 a.m., people spend at emojiemoji. We bought ps 4 and went home. Euro, what are you doing, stop it!"
smailik_n: "Something unbelievable going on in #mvideo #crisis"
valentina_skorik: "Empty shelves, people buying anything. #mvideo"
anna_pro_pro: "8 p.m. Pasta shelves in a supermarket"
tanya_roock: "You said crisis? This is the line for fur coats"
#panic "People seem to go crazy"
shy4ka_krashennaya: "Scared by sanctions? These are the New Year gifts now?"