St. Petersburg: Sberbank credit cards declined in a store

Russian Sberbank credit cards declined in St. Petersburg lingerie store…

Voices of Ukraine

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By Anya Borisova
03.21.2014 Facebook
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

In my wildest dreams, I have never imagined that I would be sincerely glad for these things to happen! I am waiting in line at a lingerie shop on Nevsky Prospect [main street in St. Petersburg, Russia]. A man in front of me is paying for the numerous gifts intended for his girlfriend who stands nearby. Suddenly, the salesperson gives his Visa card, then a MasterCard back, announcing that the payment won’t go through. I take a close look and see that both cards are issued by Sberbank of Russia. I cannot help smiling, while the man is upset and totally oblivious to what’s happening. I could not hold out any longer and decided to explain to him that he should thank his Keiser for meddling in Crimea. The question followed: “Are…

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