Trade you. Barter is back in Russia – Print Version – International Herald Tribune
by Gilbert Keith
International Herald Tribune
Trade you. Barter is back in Russia
By Ellen Barry
Sunday, February 8, 2009
MOSCOW: Does the Taganrog Automobile Factory have a deal for you! Rows of freshly minted Hyundai Santa Fe sport utility vehicles are available right now. In exchange well, do you have any circuit boards? Or sheet metal? Or sneakers?
Here is a sign of the financial times in Russia: Barter is back on the table.
This is so reminiscent of Milo Minderbinder in Catch-22. What a Marwadi badass.