“Spasibo Putin!” Finland thanks the Russian President for cheap cheese

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2014/08/21 • News

Signs bearing words of gratitude to the Russian President appeared in Finnish stores, thanking Vladimir Putin for cheaper cheese. “Spasibo Putin! Nyt on juusto halpaa!” says the sign which was photographed and posted on social media by Russian users (it seems the original source was @voproskin). The price on a package of 250 grams of Oltermani cheese is 99 Euro cents (less than 50 rubles).

It looks like cheese became cheaper as a result of Russian counter-sanctions that prohibited the import of European goods to Russia, including cheese. This led to a surplus of the product in Europe and lower prices.

However, the European’s happiness may turn into bitterness: the surplus of goods will demand decrease of employment, which means fewer jobs.


Source: Znak

Translated by Mariya Shcherbinina

  • Arctic_Slicer

    We’ll see if these food bans last. Russia has already started to backpedal and lift the restrictions on some items.

    • Norbert Korzus

      Food prices on east russia have risen a lot, in some cases as much as 50% on the cheapest items. It’s the first time the uneducated public may be angry at Putin

      • Milton Devonair

        Uneducated and propagandized…..

        • Donald Casavant

          Milt, you can tell from the very bad English that he is a troll! He will go away soon!!

      • Norbert Korzus

        Really? Wasn’t the cheap product “chicken legs” or something one of the most popular meat products? Now it will not be availble and you will have to get it from south america and I’ve seen predictions of price going 50% higher.
        Yeah on some products it’s 10% up but simple cheap products go up more. You use the net, that means you are probably better off than most ruskies. Also there have been reports of the russians hiring WOM companies to spew crap like yours on the net.

        On the other hand WTF. Are you legally retarded? You prefer to starve and then be radiated to death than to say your president was wrong? Seriously explain that to me because fanatical russian patriotism has always been something from a sci-fi movie for me.

        • Norbert Korzus

          Still you are really more willing for milions of people to die than for your president to admit he is wrong? Have you been diagnosed with psychopathy?

          btw. If only 5% of russian poultry is imported how come russia is the biggest US poultry export market?

          Also acording to St Petersburg government’s economic policy chief pork price has risen 23% and chicken 25% so why the hell are you lying?

          Chicken Thigs rose by 60%.

          Why are you lying while even russian sources linked by the bbc claim the difference is bigger?
          http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28849726

          • Milton Devonair

            In any war, a lot of russians will die, but their dictators don’t care. They use war and starvation as population control.
            No one has murdered/killed more russians than russia.
            No one has murdered/killed more muslims than muslims.

          • ENo

            There is similarity between the extreme muslim mentality and the mentality of the ultra-nationalist Russians. If someone somewhere dares to think, say or do something differentely than the extreme muslims, he/she is a kuffar who must be killed. If someone somewhere dares to think, say or do something differentely than the Russians, he/she is a fascist who must be killed. Always the same reaction “kuffar, kuffar, kuffar”, “fascist, fascist, fascist”.

          • Milton Devonair

            Yup….I don’t know if russia and russians remind me of ‘planet of the apes’ or orwell’s ‘animal farm’ more.

        • Milton Devonair

          What was funny was that when President Bush cut a deal to sell chicken to russia, the apes that run that country were sure we kept all the good chicken for us and sent russia only the bad chicken. So the USA had to pay for russians to be in chicken plants in the USA so they could see there were not “bad chicken plants for russia” and “good chicken plants for USA”.

          Russians–what a bunch of f**king apes.

          • ENo

            Milton, please, stop insulting the apes.

    • True_finn

      …now there is “Putin-butter” too, high quality product… maybe Finns want “Putin-Vodka” too, but after that ruskies can take over finland too easily, xD.

  • True_finn

    …part of that sign is edited, but message is true, xD. (picture)

  • Matti Istanmäki

    I just bought some. Thank you. We call it “Putin – cheese”.
    But seriously. Please Russia, take your hands off Ukraine. This bloody farce needs to end.

    • Donald Casavant

      I am sure that there are some people in the Ukraine that don’t know their father, but you sir are a self made man!

    • Walter Salmaniw

      Tell me what Ukraine ever did to Russia. Did we invade? No. Did we annex part of Russia? No. Did we torture and murder Russians just for being patriots? No. So why the hate-on for Ukrainians. Misplaced, I would say.

      • Norbert Korzus

        “NOvorossia” is ukraine and has been for quite some time. Russia by attacking ukraine has nullified a political treaty they signed. It means that now no one can trust anything your russian politicians sign.

        Also why the hell you assume every ukrainian is a nazi? PLease read and watch something else than russian goverment owned propaganda. I come from Poland and we have a strong dislike for Ukrainian far right that was 50 years ago associated with the SS but that’s only a part of Ukraine, a small part.

        If I was to judge russia by the same terms I could find some nice insults for your country too.

      • Kruton

        Russians are gonna die,scumbag! Mongol dog!!

      • Walter Salmaniw

        You are one sick dude. Look into the mirror and you will see the biggest “scumbags” of them all. If we are killing ruSSians, it’s those that invaded our hitherto peaceful country.

        • Milton Devonair

          He’s a stereotypical russian, little more than an ape that is dangerous to human beings.

    • True_finn

      …those who are ready to start WWIII needs strong medicine and its better let them die in starvation than give them tools and food.

      Ukrain try just survive when “Madman” sends its troops to invade and same madmans threat whole world with he´s Nuke -toys… just corner Putler and give back Soviet union to him, it takes few years and it break apart again…

      • Norbert Korzus

        It’s funny. All of the world claims one thing, russian GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED media claim the other. So it’s basicly 100 vs 1. Who could be right? Obviously all of the world created a huge conspiracy against russia. Do they sell tin foil in russia?

      • Kruton

        Russian punks are getting beat by Uk teenagers,lol!!

    • Kruton

      Stop murdering children dirty Bolshevik mutant scum!

      • Milton Devonair

        So how do you really feel about the russian apes?

        • Kruton

          Sorry but that’s what happens when I listen to S. Cohen on the John Bachelor show.

  • Evelyn Myketa Livingston

    Finland, you traitorous turds, I hope you choke on on that cheese!