NewsFailed assassination attempt amid Russia's explosive 'egg war'. Poultry mogul targeted

Failed assassination attempt amid Russia's explosive 'egg war'. Poultry mogul targeted

War over eggs in Russia. An attempt was made to kill a businessman.
War over eggs in Russia. An attempt was made to kill a businessman.
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8:52 AM EST, December 29, 2023

In Russia, an attempt was made to murder the owner of a significant poultry farm over an egg dispute. Gennady Shiryayev, the manager of Tretiakovsky Poultry Farm in the Voronezh region and a former regional Duma deputy, was targeted while traveling in his Volkswagen on the Kursk-Saratov highway.

About two kilometers (around 1.2 miles) from his home, an unidentified individual fired two shots at the SUV, leaving Shiryayev unscathed. Currently, efforts are being made to identify and arrest the shooter.

Anton Heraszczenko highlights on social media that just two days prior, proceedings were initiated against Shiryayev's poultry farm by the Federal Antimonopoly Service due to a sudden escalation in egg prices.

Long queues are still a common sight at grocery stores across Russia. As food prices continue to soar, people feel the impact of the country's economic and supply issues. After seeing a spike in egg prices, fish prices are also rising.

This year, egg prices in Russia have hiked up by nearly 50%, which has significantly impacted ordinary citizens' budgets. The high cost of eggs is one issue. Another is their scarcity in stores and markets.

The Russian authorities fumbled in their typically clumsy fashion while trying to explain the crisis hitting the populace. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov stated that adequate measures have been implemented, and the fight to reduce the price of eggs has yielded results. A hotline with President Vladimir Putin, where this issue was discussed, augmented the effort...

Putin Addresses Russia's Troubles

On December 14, Vladimir Putin claimed during a press conference that the price surge for poultry meat and eggs resulted from increasing demand for these products stemming from a rise in Russian income. Despite his assurances, many remain skeptical. They recall life and prices in their homeland before the war and compare it to the present situation.

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