Russia is Freezing — Thousands Left Without Heating While Putin’s Eyes on Ukraine

Jakub Ferencik
6 min readJan 30, 2024

Who would have guessed that a military economy of 30–40% of Russia’s annual budget would not be disastrous in the long term, especially for a country with outdated Soviet infrastructure?

Russia boasts a massive energy infrastructure but the problem is that it needs to invest more in upkeep. As a result, recent temperature drops to -27 and -34 Celsius have resulted in serious problems for many — even in Moscow, Russia’s capital, and Moscow Oblast. Hundreds have protested to voice their clear…

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Jakub Ferencik

Author of “Up in the Air,” “Beyond Reason,” & "Surprised by Uncertainty" on AMAZON | MA McGill Uni | 750+ articles with 1+ mil. views