Friday, December 4, 2015

Russians Turn to Bartering in Economic Recession

I can't help but ask: Will the internet make money obsolete?  Russia is bartering online as well!
An economic recession and soaring grocery prices have prompted Russians to go online to trade household items for food, with scores of websites facilitating a barter system cropping up around the country.

Russia's main social network, VKontakte, has an array of online groups, targeting various cities, where local inhabitants place ads to trade clothes, furniture, tableware or even kittens for “yummies.”

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