This merchandise from The New York Occasions:
A Russian-owned superyacht is stranded in northern Norway as a result of native oil suppliers refuse to refuel the ship amid Russia’s battle in Ukraine and the sanctions that many nations have imposed on Moscow because of this.
The yacht, “Ragnar,” is owned by the Russian oligarch Vladimir Strzhalkovsky, a former Okay.G.B. agent who made his fortune in nickel mining and is a longtime affiliate of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia. Mr. Strzhalkovsky has additionally served as deputy minister.
Now, Strzhalkovsky isn’t truly on the European Union’s listing of sanctioned Russians, however that hardly issues to the oldsters who would ordinarily be anticipated to gas the yacht up. In no unsure phrases, they’ve advised the yacht’s crew to take a flying fuck at a rolling ponchik. (Norway isn’t a member of the European Union, however it’s a part of the European Financial Space.)
Sven Holmlund, a neighborhood oil provider, supplied little sympathy for these aboard the vessel. “Why ought to we assist them?” he advised NRK. “They will row dwelling. Or use a sail.”
Nicely, they might use a sail, assuming it hasn’t been stolen and changed with a be aware that claims, “IOU 1 sail. Love, Sergei Shoigu.”
However, hey, a Norwegian summer season awaits these stranded sailors. They will benefit from the lengthy, leisurely days. The place would they fairly be, anyway? Steven Seagal’s Winter Palace?
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