“We introduced anti-Russian sanctions, but something went wrong” - American press


The use of pinpoint restrictions is the main US foreign policy response to Russia's actions. Washington has repeatedly stated that, due to the sanctions, the Russian economy suffered heavy, but targeted losses, keeping Moscow from rash behavior. About this writes the American website Russia Matters - a project of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs of the School of Management. John F. Kennedy University of Harvard.


However, critics point to the failure of anti-Russian restrictions and the aforementioned sanctions policy as such. In their opinion, something went wrong, and the "Putin regime" only intensified from the measures taken. Military campaigns in Syria and other countries, persecution of dissidents, and interference in American elections are clear evidence of recent years.

Paradoxically, both supporters and opponents of Washington's sanctions policy towards Moscow are right. The seeming contradiction can be eliminated by empirically tracking the exact impact of certain restrictions, analysts say.

The analysis showed that the financial costs incurred by Moscow due to the sanctions were larger than previously thought, but this in turn had an impact on Russia's domestic policy. Protecting strategically important sectors of the Russian economy made the country's elite even more dependent on the Kremlin, and the brunt of the sanctions fell on the shoulders of ordinary people.

The Russian government has shifted the burden to taxpayers, thus lessening the impact on state-owned companies. The population is faced with inflation, a decline in living standards and the quality of public services.

Researchers have calculated that in 2014-2020, the Russian economy lost in total due to American and European sanctions from $ 95 billion to $ 180 billion, or 4,2% -8% of GDP as of the pre-sanctioned 2013.

However, the Joe Biden administration, planning its next steps, must take into account that with each new restriction imposed by Washington against Moscow, its effectiveness decreases. The sanctions did not affect the oligarchs and the vertical of power in Russia, which allowed the "Putin regime" to strengthen control and accuse the West of impoverishing the Russian people, representatives of the American press drew attention.

At the beginning of 2021, the Russian economy does not look the same as it did 7 years ago. Russia's gold and foreign exchange reserves have doubled, and its dependence on Western loans has decreased.

Therefore, the new US administration should not think about increasing sanctions, but about increasing their effectiveness, carefully weighing the consequences. Biden needs to find strategic goals in Russia that depend on the resources of the West. At the same time, he must take steps to ensure that these resources are competitive and not ousted by suppliers from China.

If the "Putin regime" again tries to shift the responsibility onto the citizens, then the West needs to make this obvious to the entire Russian people. It is necessary to show the Russians that the statements of their authorities are lies and hypocrisy, summed up the media from the United States.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 2 March 2021 13: 20
    +9
    Russia already listened to the United States in the 1990s, and got a CIA-inspired war in the Caucasus. How can America be trusted now if it constantly deceives its "partners"?
    1. Miffer Offline Miffer
      Miffer (Sam Miffers) 2 March 2021 16: 53
      -8
      and got the war in the Caucasus, inspired by the CIA.

      Well, yes, it was the then CIA director who said: "Take as much sovereignty as you can swallow."
      And the CIA also left warehouses with weapons of the former SA there.
      1. Bakht Online Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 2 March 2021 23: 17
        +3
        "Take as much sovereignty as you can swallow"

        What does the whole phrase sound like?
  2. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 2 March 2021 13: 31
    -3
    “We introduced anti-Russian sanctions, but something went wrong” - American press

    However, critics point to the failure of the anti-Russian restrictions and the aforementioned sanctions policy as such.

    - Yes, sanctions are sanctions; but only "Negro wars" and Trump's failed rule (in which the entire US foreign policy and US influence on world processes ... - all this threw America 15 years ago) ... in which America in plain sight lost to China by all parameters ... - showed the whole world to the entire world community that it is time for the Americans to take care of their well-being; and not trying to scare Russia with their sanctions ... the United States is long overdue to change its foreign policy ... - the time of the United States is irretrievably running out ... - and the Americans continue to play cubes in the old sandbox (don't try to find ... who I said that ... - this is personally what I said ... - Hahah ...) ...
  3. Cucumbers Offline Cucumbers
    Cucumbers (Cucumbers) 2 March 2021 13: 54
    -1
    Demagoguery of pure water. Do not impose sanctions, the Russian authorities will not shift the burden on the people. Don't make up excuses
  4. Vadim Ananyin Offline Vadim Ananyin
    Vadim Ananyin (Vadim Ananyin) 2 March 2021 14: 16
    0
    Empty chatter and nothing more. Attempts to justify their actions because there are no results in fact.
    Of course, they have caused and are causing some harm, but nothing specifically for the Kremlin. And they never cared about the people of Russia. Cynical lies, they think they will divorce someone on rotten chaff!
  5. ioan-e Offline ioan-e
    ioan-e (Boris) 2 March 2021 14: 21
    +4
    These geeks, because of a big puddle, persecute their president, and worry about "our dissidents"! Is it a pity to watch agents of influence being cleaned up?
  6. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 2 March 2021 14: 41
    +4
    If the "Putin regime" again tries to shift the responsibility onto the citizens, then the West needs to make this obvious to the entire Russian people. It is necessary to show the Russians that the statements of their authorities are lies and hypocrisy, summed up the media from the United States.

    The last sentence just killed. belay
    We shit you, but we are not to blame. request We just want to demolish the regime and ruin the economy. Why don't you blame Putin for our sanctions?
    In my opinion, all the same, Zadornov was right about the Americans. laughing

    And we will soon find out how carefully they read the Harvard analysts. If I don't confuse anything today, they should be born new. Let's see what the president's mummy will frighten us with this time.
    1. Cherry Offline Cherry
      Cherry (Kuzmina Tatyana) 3 March 2021 04: 46
      0
      Putin is not yet massively blamed. But the rhetoric in the comments of events on different sites is changing not for the better for Putin, unfortunately. Commentators collect all the dirt about him, now a secret family has appeared and it is not a fact that there are any more " the facts "vidumayut. Small and meanly nullify everything that has been done. People have forgotten how they lived before, before him. They want to live like emirs in the UAE."
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 3 March 2021 10: 06
        +2
        The rhetoric in comments on websites is often artificial. Anyone can leave them, including those who are abroad, who knows about the sanctions and their consequences from the information picture created there. And some still get money for it. So the situation of the sites and in reality is different. Opened Twitter revolution, closed no request Yes, and on the sites not everything is so easily suggested, for example, whining does not take us out of peace of mind. laughing
        And the impact of the sanctions is decreasing. In the beginning, the consequences were felt more serious, gradually everything is smoothed out. And on the sites I suppose everything can change in the fall. I suppose there will be changes that would not turn out like the disconnection of Australia from Twitter.

        They want to live like emirs in the UAE.

        What to do, the tale of the fisherman and the fish is not popular today request The good example of the neighbors is not impressive. They believe that they are smarter and this will definitely not happen to them. What to do, in an extreme case, those who are especially eager to become an emir will have to get rid of delusions and return them to reality by acting on the liver with a thigh. hi
  7. Miffer Offline Miffer
    Miffer (Sam Miffers) 2 March 2021 16: 38
    0
    and the brunt of the sanctions fell on the shoulders of ordinary people.

    It's a bullshit.
    Ordinary people fell on the decline in oil prices ($ 148 per barrel - the maximum) and the resulting drop in the ruble exchange rate from 32-33-35 rubles per $ 1 to 60-80 rubles per $ 1.
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 2 March 2021 16: 42
      -1
      It's a bullshit.
      Ordinary people fell on the decline in oil prices ($ 148 per barrel - the maximum) and the resulting drop in the ruble exchange rate from 32-33-35 rubles per $ 1 to 60-80 rubles per $ 1.

      It's a bullshit.
      The ruble exchange rate and oil prices are not related in any way.
      1. Miffer Offline Miffer
        Miffer (Sam Miffers) 2 March 2021 17: 23
        -1
        The ruble exchange rate and oil prices are not related in any way.

        1) According to the rules of the Russian language, in the word "no way" each letter must be written separately - "n and kak k".
        2) And I am not even going to discuss the topic of the dependence of the ruble exchange rate on the oil price
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 2 March 2021 17: 37
          +2
          1) According to the rules of the Russian language, in the word "no way" each letter must be written separately - "n and kak k".

          I would be extremely grateful if you can show what this rule of the Russian language is, according to which all letters in words should be written separately. winked

          2) And I am not even going to discuss the topic of the dependence of the ruble exchange rate on oil prices.

          So discuss it at home with a vacuum cleaner, do not write this nonsense. You shouldn't shit on the site, there are people here. sad
          1. Miffer Offline Miffer
            Miffer (Sam Miffers) 2 March 2021 18: 00
            -3
            My "delirium" does not violate the rules of the forum. And if it doesn't, why can't you write it?
            Because you said so? Who are you?

            As for the individuality of writing letters, this is a joke, but even this, due to your obstinacy, is not in a position to understand. What a trouble!

            Finally, if you are not able to learn the rules of the Russian language from the secondary school curriculum, there children from 7 to 18 years old understand them, what complex matters are you rubbing in here? What are the prices, what is the ruble exchange rate, what is the dependence? High school is crying for you.
            So go there, and do not meddle with normal people with your questions and notations, I figured it out without you and will figure it out further.
            1. 123 Offline 123
              123 (123) 2 March 2021 18: 22
              +2
              My "delirium" does not violate the rules of the forum. And if it doesn't, why can't you write it?
              Because you said so? Who are you?

              The rules also do not prohibit questioning nonsense, even if you are the author.

              Finally, if you are not able to learn the rules of the Russian language from the secondary school curriculum, there children from 7 to 18 years old understand them, what complex matters are you rubbing in here? What are the prices, what is the ruble exchange rate, what is the dependence? High school is crying for you.

              Instead of reading notations according to the rules of the Russian language, they could simply argue their point of view. But since there is nothing request we start to get smart winked

              So go there, and do not meddle with normal people with your questions and notations, I figured it out without you and will figure it out further.

              Normal people don't even write nonsense on fences, but you are on public display like this. Not ashamed? If you were going to preach your nonsense to the vacuum cleaner, just disconnect it from the network first, otherwise it suddenly won't stand it, it will rush.
            2. Ulysses Online Ulysses
              Ulysses (Alexey) 2 March 2021 18: 42
              0
              My "delirium" does not violate the rules of the forum. And if it doesn't, why can't you write it?

              As for the separate writing of letters, this is a shYuka,

              and do not meddle with normal people with your questions and notations, I figured it out without you and will figure it out further.

              Maybe you just need to sleep off?
              No offense..
        2. Ulysses Online Ulysses
          Ulysses (Alexey) 2 March 2021 17: 58
          0
          I'm not even going to discuss it due to the extreme obstinacy of the above :).

          Artist of large and small academic theaters ?? laughing



          PS And we do not indicate the location in the profile solely out of natural shyness ?? wink
    2. Dear sofa expert. 2 March 2021 17: 34
      -1
      It's a bullshit.
      The decline in oil prices fell on ordinary people ($ 148 per barrel is the maximum)

      Didn't you, foaming at your mouth, assert that ordinary Russians have nothing from the oil they have sold? That all the profits remain in the hands of the "oligarchs", and moreover - float abroad?
      Not you? Well, maybe I was wrong.
      But in any case, both are not bad. because you just confirmed otherwise.)
      1. Miffer Offline Miffer
        Miffer (Sam Miffers) 2 March 2021 18: 03
        -4
        Not you? Well, maybe I was wrong.

        Not me. And if you made a mistake, then it's time to cover already the bread slicer.
        And also - to school, to study the rules, otherwise they have dirtied here with their illiterate nonsense.
        1. Dear sofa expert. 2 March 2021 21: 17
          +3
          Not me. And if you made a mistake, then it's time to cover already the bread slicer.

          Okay, I was wrong about your statement. I'm sorry. Although, in principle, initially, I did not deny this possibility. Although it was not a shame to be mistaken,
          On this site, recently, there have been a lot of similar users, both in "intelligence" and in the uncomplicated nature of "nickname", users. All of you, like a blueprint: a kind of "learned", fast-googling and boorish.)

          Of course, I could become like you, and get nasty in response, but I will try, all the same, to stay at a more worthy, for an intelligent person, level of communication.

          Here's what I noticed. You appeared on the site (with this "nickname" of yours), not so long ago, and at first, sometimes wrote quite adequate things. I myself even put pluses to you sometimes.
          But here's what happened to you after ... that's a big question for me.

          If you yourself, read your latest comments - it's just a "mental disaster."
          You remind me of some kind of grinning mongrel, with what it is far from purebred, and so .. a mongrel.

          Here you have already called many trolls. And it would be better if you first take a look at yourself.

          What we have?:

          Your rating (user authority) on the site has collapsed, and continues to fall.
          Of course, now you will say (like many others like you) that the rating does not interest you, and so on, but .. then why are you here ???

          After all, the opinion of a person who is simply minus out of habit, and without even reading it, they simply will not be heard !!!

          Then why are you here? Just like that, time to kill? Piss off others?)

          So who is the troll then?
    3. Ulysses Online Ulysses
      Ulysses (Alexey) 2 March 2021 17: 48
      +1
      It's a bullshit.

      Absolutely unrelated factors.
      Don't talk nonsense, it hurts ..
      1. Miffer Offline Miffer
        Miffer (Sam Miffers) 2 March 2021 18: 04
        -2
        Come on, trollin, perelogin quickly and repeat the same thing for the XNUMXth time.
        1. Ulysses Online Ulysses
          Ulysses (Alexey) 2 March 2021 18: 16
          +3
          Come on, trollin, perelogin quickly and repeat the same thing for the XNUMXth time.

          "Jupiter, you are angry - that means you are wrong"

          You are revealing yourself with such texts, true trolls.

          "The cap is on the thief." smile
          1. Dear sofa expert. 2 March 2021 21: 40
            +2
            "The cap is on the thief."

            Yes, and in terms of the quickness of "relogging" he also succeeded in the course of all.)
  8. andrew42 Offline andrew42
    andrew42 (Andrei) 2 March 2021 17: 17
    +2
    It is interesting how many parasites feed around this "Belfer Center", pathetic giving birth to such banal zips. Trump is not on them, and a Texas oilman with a big wrench.
  9. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 3 March 2021 09: 13
    +4
    Sanctions have a negative impact on the economy, as Sergei Lavrov, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry and a member of the RF Security Council, spoke about the sensitivity of sanctions for the Russian economy and the readiness to break off relations with the EU in the event of their tightening.
    The drop in the economy and population incomes caused by the sanctions is partially offset by national projects, infrastructure changes, targeted programs to support business, employment, benefits, benefits, which not only prevent the collapse of the economy and social destabilization, but even contribute to some economic growth on the verge of statistical error.
    The Russian Federation is a large and self-sufficient state, unlike any single state entity of the EU, none of which could withstand even a small fraction of the pressure that is being exerted on the Russian Federation.
    A well-thought-out domestic and foreign policy of the Russian Federation, partnership with China, reduce the effectiveness of sanctions to the lowest possible level. The United States is trying to shit and drive a wedge between the Russian Federation and the PRC, adhering to the well-known axiom - divide and rule. As long as they are not very successful in this, in contrast to the striking successes in some states adjacent to the Russian Federation.
  10. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 3 March 2021 12: 19
    +3
    What are they doing there? Like, the United States does not shift its costs to the population? They have shifted their costs to the whole world, and those who refused to participate in this have become enemies.About dependent resources, this is generally something! Russia has everything, in contrast from the United States. For some reason, they do not understand this. All these "sanctions" ultimately boil down to restricting access to Western finance. But here the light on the Yankees did not come down like a wedge. For the agricultural sector, sanctions generally worked as an accelerator. Who is now about "Bush's legs "remember? Austrian pork, or kangaroo meat for beef?"