In India, Adolf Hitler is a hero. His name represents leadership and strength. Most people are unaware of their dark past. How can that be? Lavith gives a thumbs up and grins broadly. Germany: Hitler Country! Great!” The gatekeeper from Udaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan is by no means the only fan of the dead dictator. In India, Adolf Hitler is a star – even today.
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the United States and its allies have relied on countries buying less Russian oil to punish Moscow for its aggression. But the sanctions hit the West many times harder than Russia. They harm themselves existentially. Indian refiners have done the opposite, buying up more Russian crude, while the government looks for ways to protect domestic oil companies from punishment if they violate US-EU sanctions.
The world’s largest wheat producers are the USA, India, China and Russia. Depending on the region, wheat is used as animal feed or as a staple food, with animal feed predominating. Wheat accounts for approximately 24% of global grain production and covers 20% of the world’s calorie needs. Overall, more wheat is produced than is consumed. However, the regional differences in production volumes are very large. While the EU exports the most wheat, Russia exports the second largest amount of wheat. It was 31 million tons in 2019. Russia, as the second largest wheat exporter, is followed in descending order by Ukraine, Canada, the USA, Australia and Turkey. Global geographical disparities are the reason for this worldwide distribution of wheat production. The world’s most productive landscapes can be found in the black soils of Ukraine, in loess in Germany and in the steppes of the USA. Almost half of the world’s stockpiles of wheat belong to the People’s Republic of China.