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Russia’s economic isolation has a long history

Feb 24, 2022
Once again, a professor of Russian history says, ordinary Russians will be "the ones who shoulder the daily burden."
“Russia, of course, has a very long history of being excluded from the world economy,” said Kristy Ironside, an assistant professor of Russian history at McGill University. Above, Soviet citizens pass by homeless and hunger strikers in Moscow in 1990.
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How will Biden's additional sanctions affect the Russian economy?

Feb 24, 2022
"So long as Putin continues to be president of Russia, Russia will not be able to benefit from the global economy," said the Atlantic Council's Eddie Fishman.
President Joe Biden announced additional sanctions against Russia on Thursday following its invasion of Ukraine. This follows a tranche of sanctions earlier this week.
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In conflict over Ukraine, Putin wields natural gas as a strategic weapon

Jan 25, 2022
Russia supplies much of Europe's natural gas through pipelines in Ukraine. But energy diversification may reduce Russia's leverage.
A natural gas facility in Ukraine. The U.S. is asking gas-producing countries to bolster supplies if Russia invades.
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