Poland asks US to buy apples banned b...

Poland asks US to buy apples banned by Russia

There are 35 comments on the Russia Taday story from Aug 10, 2014, titled Poland asks US to buy apples banned by Russia. In it, Russia Taday reports that:

Poland has asked the US to purchase the country's apples after Moscow banned all food imports from the EU, the US, and other countries who imposed sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

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badmamajama

Arlington Heights, IL

#1 Aug 10, 2014
where are the funny polaks now, ha ha. eat your own apples, or ask the germans to buy your maggot filled fruit.
The Iron Dicklin

Niksic, Montenegro

#2 Aug 10, 2014
Polaks are natural comedians.Maybe they should ask Israel to buy some of there Apples.

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#3 Aug 11, 2014
badmamajama wrote:
where are the funny polaks now, ha ha. eat your own apples, or ask the germans to buy your maggot filled fruit.
I've eaten apples in the US East Coast, and if they're the same in the rest of the country you'd better make shipping orders for Polish apples, stat. That is if you've any smarts. What you call apple there may be an apple only on the outside: it doesn't have the taste or thickness of an apple, nor its goodness - you might as well carve yourself a piece of plastic and eat it.(In fact, that applies to an awful lot of your food products.)

Since: Nov 09

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#4 Aug 12, 2014
No one needs Polish apples except corrupted managers from Russian chain food stores. Polaks paid bribes to those managers and they ordered their apples. This was how it worked. However, imort of apples to Russia is a joke. There are apple trees all around my place. I think the same goes about USA.

Since: Mar 13

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#5 Aug 13, 2014
Alexey25 wrote:
No one needs Polish apples except corrupted managers from Russian chain food stores. Polaks paid bribes to those managers and they ordered their apples. This was how it worked. However, imort of apples to Russia is a joke. There are apple trees all around my place. I think the same goes about USA.
You'd been importing apples and other fruits and vegetables in the times of Soviet Union already, mind - we lived very close to a "skup" (a state owned run agency for selling fruits and vegetables) and I can very clearly recall plenty of Soviet trucks ("Sowtransawto" - which had the finest trucks :), and other) coming and taking Polish stuff then. Later our local orchardmen did the export on their own and it wasn't chain food stores that were their primary recipient but entrepreneurs then. Now it's been about run agencies here and it's true the main recipients are the chain stores.

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#6 Aug 13, 2014
Gost aka Kubek wrote:
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You'd been importing apples and other fruits and vegetables in the times of Soviet Union already, mind - we lived very close to a "skup" (a state owned run agency for selling fruits and vegetables) and I can very clearly recall plenty of Soviet trucks ("Sowtransawto" - which had the finest trucks :), and other) coming and taking Polish stuff then. Later our local orchardmen did the export on their own and it wasn't chain food stores that were their primary recipient but entrepreneurs then. Now it's been about run agencies here and it's true the main recipients are the chain stores.
That was a political dicision to import Polish goods to support Polis economy.
They could easily be replaced with domestic ones or goods from other countries which were a way better than Polish ones. Because of the same reason USSR imported sugar from Cuba, while it could easily provide itself with it`s own sugar.
As for apples, they litrally grow on streets in my place. Russia needs no apples from abroad in summer time.
Lukashenko is Dr Phil

Finland

#7 Aug 13, 2014
Polaks have 14 percent unemployment. I think if you kholkhozniks expand sanctions beyond agricultural products they are about as cooked as Apes little kielsaba.

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#8 Aug 13, 2014
Alexey25 wrote:
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That was a political dicision to import Polish goods to support Polis economy.
They could easily be replaced with domestic ones or goods from other countries which were a way better than Polish ones. Because of the same reason USSR imported sugar from Cuba, while it could easily provide itself with it`s own sugar.
As for apples, they litrally grow on streets in my place. Russia needs no apples from abroad in summer time.
But you really had hots for them (I know a person who was a bookkeeper at a "skup" and she had first-hand knowledge about what was going on - both from documents and daily experience, and that's what she was always saying; and those were times when fruits and vegetables were better and healthier here), and we on the other hand could've been better off selling it elsewhere at better prices, the DDR or Czechoslovakia for instance.
I kind of understand the stance as we are having same problem here - we buy some vegetables, fruits or grain from abroad when we shouldn't as we have plethora of our own and of satisfactory quality at the least. And it's not that the market has demanded it. So if your market really doesn't demand Polish apples then it stops there - but it appears it has (I don't believe it's alll been about "corrupted chain food stores managers"). I wish I could ask some of my relatives who are orchardmen and exported apples, cucumbers and garlic to Russia for a few years but I can't now.

Since: Nov 09

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#9 Aug 13, 2014
Do you think Czech market was better than Soviet one?
The fact is that Poland had a huge, closed from competitors market in Soviet time. Now it has restrictions from Brussels. Italy, France, Spain have their own apples as well as USA.

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#10 Aug 13, 2014
Alexey25 wrote:
Do you think Czech market was better than Soviet one?
The fact is that Poland had a huge, closed from competitors market in Soviet time. Now it has restrictions from Brussels. Italy, France, Spain have their own apples as well as USA.
I've mentioned those as mere examples. I've based my opinion on general going with contracts with the Soviet Union - that they weren't good or at least there could be better deals to be found within other socialist countries. And I don't know any numbers on the Polish export of fruits and vegetables to the SU or the prices the SU was paying, not even rough numbers, so I may well be wrong on all this.

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#11 Aug 13, 2014
Well, we all do remember Polish shoes and Polish cosmetics, now they are Cheese and French made. The exception are very expesive Italian footwear and I heard it is made by hands of Chineese immigrants. lol.
Polish goods just disappeared as well as ones from other eastern European countries. For example, Hungarian buses.

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#12 Aug 13, 2014
Alexey25 wrote:
Well, we all do remember Polish shoes and Polish cosmetics, now they are Cheese and French made. The exception are very expesive Italian footwear and I heard it is made by hands of Chineese immigrants. lol.
Polish goods just disappeared as well as ones from other eastern European countries. For example, Hungarian buses.
Really, shoes and cosmetics? All over the SU, I mean deep in the SU too, like in the Russian SSFR, or you mean in the bordering areas where Polish petty salesmen were active (we're talking the 80's?)? I didn't know that.
And in Poland at that time, for example if you wanted a colour TV you had to go with a Rubin (damn, that thing weigh some but such was electronic technique then) and if you wanted a good camera your choice was between a Zienit or Smiena.
Yeah, Ikarus's disappeared here too as did our own Autosan's, Star's or Jelcz's. Thankfully we have "Solaris" to fill some of that void. The rest is silence though, it's hopeless, all's gone and foreign is in.
If we're on Chinese immigrant workers in Europe (!) or likewise and orchards too, there've been North Korean workers (!!!; not 100% sure about their nationality though, slight chance they might've been Chinese) in our local orchards and they've worked for peanuts compared to Poles and Ukrainians (sometimes Belarusians).

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#13 Aug 13, 2014
I don`t know much about all the USSR, I just know that the only foreign cosmetics came from Poland, not sure about shoes. It was hard to get it though. Maybe not in my place (Moscow province). There were no Polish traders here, there were Polish students as well as other foreigners. Once I watched a film about illegal traders from Moscow which bought things like jeans from foreigners and sold them at black market. One could make a fotune on that in a short time.

Those guys were hardly Northern Koreans. Once I watched a report on tv about guest workers from Northern Korea in Moscow. They were lived behind the fence of barbed wire and were guarded by Northern Korean secret service men. They were not allowed outside other than to work. It was a big scandal when it had become public.
Natasha working

Finland

#14 Aug 13, 2014
Those North Koreans are your creation khollhoznik. Stalin created their state. Only reason your leaders support it is because they don't want American military bases close to Russian border. I bet if Americans would pull out from South Korea you paranoid kholkhozniks would still support it.

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#15 Aug 20, 2014
Alexey25 wrote:
I don`t know much about all the USSR, I just know that the only foreign cosmetics came from Poland, not sure about shoes. It was hard to get it though. Maybe not in my place (Moscow province). There were no Polish traders here, there were Polish students as well as other foreigners. Once I watched a film about illegal traders from Moscow which bought things like jeans from foreigners and sold them at black market. One could make a fotune on that in a short time.
Those guys were hardly Northern Koreans. Once I watched a report on tv about guest workers from Northern Korea in Moscow. They were lived behind the fence of barbed wire and were guarded by Northern Korean secret service men. They were not allowed outside other than to work. It was a big scandal when it had become public.
Same phenomenon had been happening in Poland till several years ago. Now trading with China has been playing that role here - order their cheap "Scheiss" and sell it here with great margin yet still at a low/affordable price for the locals.

"Classic" North Korean antics, I mean as you'd expect them to be when you've followed news from the country... I've got to ask people in the know who these Asians in our area were once again and how the heck they happened to have come there.
Oliver Cromwell

Blackpool, UK

#16 Aug 20, 2014
Well that's it,this is the price of being a US Bitch,the Fruit growers in Europe are going Bananas,they are laying off workers and some will go out of business,wonder how they like them apples?
Clear Dharma

Wigan, UK

#17 Aug 20, 2014
More healthy apples to eat in Poland and Europe. Sounds like an okay deal to me.
Oliver Cromwell

Blackpool, UK

#18 Aug 20, 2014
Clear Dharma wrote:
More healthy apples to eat in Poland and Europe. Sounds like an okay deal to me.
It may sound like a good deal to you but you are not a European fruit grower,they need the Russian export Market.

Since: Nov 09

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#19 Aug 21, 2014
I think businessmen carry Asian workers to Europe.
There are a ot of Vietnameese here.
Those poor people would never be able to buy a ticket for a flight from Vietnam here.
The same is in Poland I think.
They economize on salaries and hire Asian people.

“..A little kingdom...”

Since: Aug 14

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#20 Aug 21, 2014
America is the world’s richest country and largest importer. In 2013, the US bought US $2.33 trillion worth of imported products

Couple apples wont hurt.

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