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Hydra Market Bans Talk on Russia-Ukraine War

The Russian language only darknet market Hydra has been the largest darknet market for a few years now, with over a billion dollars worth of sales in 2020. While it Stated as a Russian only darknet market, it has recently expanded to most of the post soviet countries in around Russia.

While in Russia there are over 5,500 total listings of drugs, in Ukraine (the 2nd largest market) there are just under 700 active listings of drugs.

Drug listing in Hydra Market

Since Hydra is active on both Russia and Ukraine it is no wonder that the top mod of Hydra Market has announced that Hydra will remain neutral and that all talk about the conflict is forbidden since it goes against Hydra Market term and services of talk of politics.

In Russia it is not even allowed to call the war in Ukraine “war” but instead it is being called a “special military operation” but the Russian mod however shared a part of the famous song of Edwin Starr “War”, hinting that he himself opposes the war in Ukraine and it is in fact a war, a thing that if he is caught in Russia can lead to him serving a term of up to 15 years (although being part of the largest darknet market in the world will probably land him a life in prison any way).

Hydra official announcement on the war in Ukraine

Hydra top mod official statement-

  • В связи с событиями происходящими в мире, просим вас строго соблюдать правила форума о запрете на обсуждение политики.
    У каждого из вас может быть своя точка зрения, пусть она останется за пределами проекта.

    War (What Is It Good For?)
    War, huh, yeah
    What is it good for
    Absolutely nothing
    Uh-huh
    War, huh, yeah
    What is it good for
    Absolutely nothing
    Say it again, y’all
    (Edwin Starr)

Translated to English-

In connection with the events taking place in the world, we ask you to strictly abide by the rules of the forum about the ban on discussing politics.
Each of you can have your own point of view, let it remain outside the project

War (What Is It Good For?)
War, huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Uh-huh
War, huh, yeah
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Say it again, y’all
(Edwin Starr)

Other western darknet markets have made no comment or statement on the current war between Russia and Ukraine, and unlike most of the companies in the world did not ban Russians vendors or buyers.

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