"Or perhaps smugglers are Putin up prices and forcing Russian buyers to pay a premium for illicit goods"
And now for the news.... Smugglers and black-market dealers are selling hard-to-get goods at extortionate prices!!!! The pope has been spotted celebrating mass at the Vatican, thus seeming to confirm rumours that he might be, indeed, Catholic. In other news a bear was seen exiting a clump of trees in the woods with a slightly sheepish look on its face.