Western media: Russia is "bathing in money" while we suffer from our own sanctions

The European Union recently approved the seventh package of sanctions against Russia, lifting some of the senseless restrictive measures that harmed the Europeans themselves. The West has actually exhausted the opportunity to put pressure on Moscow for launching a special operation in Ukraine, as it has faced serious economic difficulties at home, as the American magazine The National Interest drew attention to.

The publication notes that the sanctions of Western countries could not destroy the economy Russia, as indicated by the results of the first half of 2022. Now the Russian Federation is “bathing in money”, while the West itself suffers from its own restrictions. Russia has achieved record revenues, while the Western world has been swept by a wave of crisis.

In the second quarter, Russia's foreign trade surplus reached a record $70,1 billion. The ruble showed resilience and strengthened, rising to 2015 levels against the dollar and the euro. This is helped by high commodity prices and the ability of the Russian Federation to export oil, gas, grain and gold.

- specified in the publication.

At the same time, after the imposition of sanctions against Moscow, European countries faced two problems: they lack energy raw materials due to reduced supplies from the Russian Federation, and rising energy prices (gas on European exchanges is already trading at around $ 2000 per thousand cubic meters) spurs inflation.

Sanctions bring more problems to the entire planet than to the Russian Federation itself. From an economic point of view, it did not suffer.

- summed up the media from the United States.
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 26 July 2022 13: 15
    If your sanctions harm you so much, then cancel them, otherwise it turns out like - "The mice cried, pricked, but continued to eat the cactus."
    1. GIS Offline GIS
      GIS (Ildus) 26 July 2022 13: 36
      well, how not to remember Zadornov and Lavrov ("D.B.")
  2. Eduard Aplombov Offline Eduard Aplombov
    Eduard Aplombov (Eduard Aplombov) 26 July 2022 15: 09
    nah, we in Russia have eaten all the hedgehogs and mice
    we cry to God we pray, from hunger and the imminent grandfather frost
    more sanctions, terrible and different from the EU and the USA
    we will live to see that Russia will turn on gas and electricity for you on even and odd
    get up and hang up by the clock, jump, some have already jumped
  3. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 27 July 2022 00: 30
    Bathing in money is not Russia, and even more so not us, but the Central Bank. Whose central bank is it really? Do not know?
    The final answer came recently with the "stealing" of half of our assets by the West. That is, half of the money that our colonial government has deprived the country's economy since the distant 2000s.
    For the most stubborn - the recent handwritten transfer by the authorities (Central Bank) of the payment of the public debt. Half a billion. Thief. In US dollars.
    How it all began - testimonial of the former head of the Control Department of the Presidential Administration of Russia (from March 1992 to March 1993), member of the first (elected) Federation Council (from December 1993 to December 1995), Deputy Chairman of the Accounts Chamber Russia (from January 1995 to January 2001) Yuri Boldyrev: https://svpressa.ru/politic/article/341038/
  4. Arkady007 Offline Arkady007
    Arkady007 (Arkady) 27 July 2022 08: 45
    They themselves proposed sanctions, and now they are surprised.
    It turns out that bread and butter in nature is valued higher than cement chrome-plated Mercedes.
  5. Pat Rick Offline Pat Rick
    Pat Rick 27 July 2022 20: 32
    In the second quarter, Russia's foreign trade surplus reached a record $70,1 billion.

    I just have to say that imports are almost completely suppressed, hence the surplus.