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Putin Sanctions

Even Russians Are Running From the Ruble

Sergei Guriev | Posted 02.17.2015 | World
Sergei Guriev

Given that the price of oil is likely to remain low, Asian financiers -- even the Chinese -- do not seem eager to refinance Russian companies, and sanctions are unlikely to be lifted.

McDonald's Says Russian Officials Shut Down 12 Locations

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2014 | Business

MOSCOW, Aug 29 (Reuters) - McDonald's said on Friday that a total of 12 of its branches in Russia had been temporarily closed over the state food sa...

Understand Putin by Understanding What Scares Him Most: Democracy

Vladislav Inozemtsev | Posted 12.19.2014 | World
Vladislav Inozemtsev

Putin's professional career was twice overturned by the democratic process, and consequently he sees it as his greatest threat.

Putin Retaliates Against Sanctions

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2014 | World

By Polina Devitt and Dmitry Zhdannikov MOSCOW, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Russia will ban all imports of U.S. food products as well as fruit an...

Polish Foreign Minister: We Need More NATO Troops -- Sanctions Against Russia Are Not Enough

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 08.03.2014 | World

Europe’s ability last week to overcome divisions and unite around sanctions against Russia proves a “moral community” does exist, Poland’s For...

Sanctions Will Not Deter Russia

David R. Cameron | Posted 07.05.2014 | World
David R. Cameron

The annexation of Crimea guaranteed the long-term security of the Sevastopol base. But that was only one of several concerns for Russia raised by the conduct and composition of the new Ukrainian government. Other equally important concerns remain, and until they are addressed, Russia will continue to apply pressure on Kiev. Given the current and likely future underrepresentation of eastern Ukraine in the central government, Russia insists that Ukraine be transformed from a highly centralized unitary state into a highly decentralized federal state in which the regions control their economy, taxes, culture, language and education.

The Right Response to Putin: A European Energy Union

Joschka Fischer | Posted 06.28.2014 | World
Joschka Fischer

Dulling Putin's knife and ending the Ukraine crisis peacefully depends largely on the EU. Sanctions will not impress Putin (he and his cronies are isolating Russia economically and financially more effectively than most sanctions could); peaceful yet tangible political steps within Europe will. Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has made the right suggestion here: prompt establishment of a European energy union, starting with the market for natural gas and including joint external representation and a common pricing policy. This step, combined with further differentiation among supplier countries and progress toward implementing renewable-energy technologies, would invert the balance of power between the EU (Russia's most important customer for oil and natural gas) and the Kremlin.

Report: New Sanctions To Target Putin's 'Cronies'

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2014 | World

(Updates with sanctions and Russian aircraft, paragraphs 1-2, 5-9) * Separatists seize international mediators * Lavrov...

Putin: No More Sanctions... For Now

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2014 | World

MOSCOW, March 21 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia should for the time being refrain from imposing sanctions on Americans i...

Sabrina Siddiqui

U.S. Officials Are So Stoked To Be Sanctioned By Putin | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Russia's move to sanction U.S. officials over the Crimea conflict landed in Washington on Thursday with a thud. It quickly became the li...

Luke Johnson

Obama's Russia Sanctions Elicit A 'Meh' From Moscow To Washington | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States responded Monday to Crimea's secession vote by announcing sanctions against seven Russian and four Ukrainian officials...