The Hydra Market has prohibited any discussion of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

The sole Russian-language darknet market For a few years now, Hydra has been the largest darknet market, with over a billion dollars in sales in 2020. While it was once stated to be a Russian-only darknet market, it has since extended to the majority of post-Soviet countries surrounding Russia.

While Russia has over 5,500 total medication listings, Ukraine (the second largest market) has just under 700 active drug listings.

 

Drug listing in Hydra Market

Because Hydra is active in both Russia and Ukraine, it is no surprise that the senior mod of Hydra Market has declared that Hydra will remain impartial and that all discussion of the crisis is prohibited because it violates Hydra Market terms and conditions.

In Russia, it is not even permitted to refer to the war in Ukraine as a “war,” but instead as a “special military operation.” However, the Russian mod shared a portion of Edwin Starr’s famous song “War,” implying that he himself opposes the war in Ukraine and that it is, in fact, a war, something that, if he is caught in Russia, can lead to a term of up to 15 years in prison (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 present conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and, unlike the majority of corporations worldwide, have not barred Russian merchants or purchasers.

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