Belarusian citizens stand in line, trying to get the currency and cheap substandard vegetables. Minsk residents to stand in line at the exchangers. Shortage of foreign currency in Belarus is accompanied by excessive demand for it because of calico devaluation of the Belarusian ruble. The currency is still almost impossible to buy in the exchange offices.
In Minsk, you can see the queue of several dozen people on the cheap substandard vegetables. Non-conforming tomatoes cost about a dollar per kilogram and the standard quality — about twice as expensive.
With imported fruit in the shops and stalls can be easily found just oranges and bananas. This product is not seen kiwi, mandarin oranges, pineapples, avocados, grapes, which previously was enough. If the fruits appear on the market, then the price becomes tangible for their Belarusian budget with average incomes.
Also, buyers are scarce fish, especially the sea, which are imported from abroad. In the specialized fish shops on the shelves are two or three names of the fish against the previous 20-30 varieties.
Still in stores almost no cigarettes of medium and high price segments — there were only cheap, low-quality.
Empty shelves in one of the home appliance stores in Minsk. Because of the currency crisis in the country began an excessive demand for consumer goods.
No import and domestic appliances. Refrigerators and washing machines production of the Belarusian "Atlanta" in some stores are already available, but they are much more expensive.
Range of food products in supermarkets and hypermarkets are significantly reduced. Primarily this applies to imported products, personal care, household products.
Increased significantly in price and are catering, reports "RIA Novosti".