Russia could soon demand rubles for fertilizer, grains, minerals, timber and other commodities, not just energy

A BBC News report added that Russia is also on the verge of demanding payment in rubles for other commodities such as fertilizer and grain, which are now in short supply, as well as for metals and timber.

• Bulgaria takes in a whopping 90 percent of its gas from the Russian company Gazprom, though its natural gas grid operator has reportedly opened a tender for underground drilling as part of domestic plans to double the country’s gas storage capacity and prepare for any potential supply disruptions

• Poland relies on Russia for about 50 percent of its gas use, but it says it has no plans currently in place to limit gas use

Russia could soon demand rubles for fertilizer, grains, minerals, timber and other commodities, not just energy

Germany spends about 100 million Euros a DAY for Russian energy products… they are smoking crack if they believe that they can cut this off, in a day or even a month.