"Why Sanctions Don't Stop Russia": Reflections in the US Press


Since Russia launched the NWO in Ukraine, the United States and its Western allies have imposed numerous restrictions against Moscow, including financial ones. However, the Russian Federation continues the special operation, its capabilities are not seriously undermined and it is able to pay for the conflict, columnist Robert Farley writes in his article for the American publication 19fortyfive, reflecting on why the sanctions do not stop Russia and whether they do enough damage to it.


The question of how best to use the financial realm to undermine Russian power essentially comes down to this: To what extent can the US and its partners use their tools to undermine Russia's ability to wage war?

asks the author of the Western press.

He drew attention to the fact that the financial sanctions did not freeze the Russian the economy, did not prevent Russia from exporting energy resources, did not stop the military-industrial complex, although in part they made it difficult for the Russian Federation to purchase certain components on the markets. At the same time, he pointed out that the unleashed anti-Russian sanctions campaign, along with the conflict itself, disrupted global flows of goods and capital, and also contributed to inflation around the world.

However, we must hesitate before concluding that US financial instruments had no effect. Financial sanctions have cut off a huge part of Russia's international assets. She may never have access to them again, and the Russian Federation's ability to keep money abroad has been drastically reduced.

- notes the author.

Farley believes that Russian imports and exports have declined significantly. At the same time, wealthy Russians have lost control of their assets abroad. In the long term, the forecasts of the Russian economy look sad. The measures taken did not have an immediate impact, but only made Russia uncomfortable and they will continue to do so for some time. Ultimately, they may cut domestic support for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

According to him, part of the problem lies in the fact that Russia is a large and important country for the economy of the planet, which cannot be simply “cut off”. Russia accounts for 2% of world trade, it is not North Korea - 0,01% or Iran - 0,2%. He recalled that in 1914 Germany's share was 9,3% in world trade. That is why the UK was then afraid to declare total financial war on it, fearing that this would lead to global financial devastation. At the same time, China now accounts for 15% of world trade, which makes a financial war with this country an extremely delicate prospect.

Finance has not (yet) won the West's proxy war against Russia, but it has offered a set of tools to hurt Russia and keep Ukraine's war effort viable. Many countries have joined the lockdown regime, which has required them to develop the administrative capacity to implement the sanctions, meaning that future efforts could become even deadlier. However, the problem in the future may not be that the tools are not lethal enough, perhaps punishing targets (Russia, China, or any other country that decides to crush) will become too dangerous for the US and its partners.

He summed up.
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  1. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
    Afinogen (Afinogen) 17 December 2022 19: 02
    +3
    He drew attention to the fact that financial sanctions did not freeze the Russian economy, did not prevent Russia from exporting energy resources,

    How can you freeze or destroy what is not laughing To interfere with supplying them with energy carriers is generally nonsense. It's like bees vs honey laughing They went completely mad with rage.
    1. Tatyana Offline Tatyana
      Tatyana 18 December 2022 11: 29
      +1
      The problem (for the US) in the future may not be that Western sanctions instruments are not lethal enough, but that the punishment of targets (i.e. Washington’s punishment of Russia, China, or any other country that the US decides to crush) may become too dangerous for the US and its partners

      - summed up the author.

      The fact that columnist Robert Farley, in his article for the American edition of 19fortyfive, showed at least some glimpse of adequate sanity, though veiled, is already good.
      Only the "deep state" in Washington, with its nuclear bomb shelters for congressmen and the president of the United States, is unlikely to heed the voice of the common sense of the people.
  2. nikanikolich Offline nikanikolich
    nikanikolich (nikola) 17 December 2022 19: 42
    +4
    in fact, in order to destroy the US economy, a lot of mind is not needed, It is enough to announce to the world that the ruble is gold and the number of paper signs is limited and the wonderful US economy just crumbles. America is a bubble of shit, so let its population live in this shit
    1. guest Offline guest
      guest 17 December 2022 19: 59
      -2
      Quote from nikanikolich
      in fact, in order to destroy the US economy, a lot of mind is not needed. It is enough to announce to the world that the ruble is gold and the number of paper signs is limited and the wonderful US economy just crumbles.

      Based on this, our leadership has no mind at all?
    2. Peace Peace. Offline Peace Peace.
      Peace Peace. (Tumar Tumar) 17 December 2022 21: 06
      +5
      Gaddafi paid the price for this. The hegemony of the Anglo-Saxon elite rests only on the hegemony of the dollar, that is, they issued more pieces of paper, and we will pay, that is, the whole world - by increasing housing and communal services, medical services, education, etc.
  3. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
    Michael L. 17 December 2022 20: 20
    0
    What kind of "democracy" is it that has endowed itself with the right to decide: which country is allowed to exist, and which one to crush?
    1. Peace Peace. Offline Peace Peace.
      Peace Peace. (Tumar Tumar) 17 December 2022 21: 07
      0
      And before that, "she" did what she did not press.
  4. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 17 December 2022 21: 02
    -1
    On the eve of the Yeltsin coup d'état, according to various sources, the GDP of the RSFSR was about 36-40% of the all-Union and the RSFSR confidently ranked second in the world after the United States, and what place does the Russian Federation occupy today?
    V.V. Putin set the task of entering the top five imperialist state formations from the USA, Japan, Nemetchyna, Britain, France, and how did they enter?
    The problem is not that Western tools are not lethal enough for the Russian Federation or China, but that they are too dangerous for the US and its partners - the boomerang effect.
    As they say, capital has a homeland where their money is and the US mistake is that instead of outbidding wealthy people of the RSPP, they imposed sanctions against them, and having lost their assets abroad, they supported the policy of the Russian Federation and the hopes of the West for a palace coup in the Russian Federation burst like a soap bubble.
    1. Nelton Online Nelton
      Nelton (Oleg) 17 December 2022 22: 18
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      Quote: Jacques Sekavar
      The GDP of the RSFSR, according to various sources, was about 36-40% of the all-Union

      More like 3/5.

      Quote: Jacques Sekavar
      The RSFSR confidently occupied the second place in the world after the USA,

      This is one of the myths for_USSR_ovtsev.
      In fact - the GNP of the USSR-1990 = 1000 billion rubles exactly.
      The share of the RSFSR is ~667 billion rubles.
      The question is what is the real exchange rate of the ruble.
      A large group of economists, on instructions from the government, deduced the ratio of 1.8 rubles / $, which was approved by decree of the President of the USSR. The market rate was about 5-10 r per $, but let's believe in 1.8
      (Indirectly confirmed).
      This gives the GDP of the RSFSR-1990 at $370 billion.
      12th in the world, below Brazil and Spain.

      Yes, in the RSFSR there were more nuclear submarines and ballistic missiles than in Spain and Brazil.
      Well, modern Russia has more nuclear submarines and missiles than Spain and Brazil ...

      And GDP-2021 is in 11th place, above those of Brazil and Spain.

      I wonder how many minuses will be instructed, and how many people will be declared traitors and traitors?
      For example, with a severe shortage of cars in the USSR, they were sold for export at prices giving a rate of about 2.5 rubles / $, and this is not counting the costs of logistics, customs, better equipment and a full-fledged Western sales service and guarantees ...
      Obviously, after all, Kosygin is an enemy of the people, what did he encourage ...
  5. nikanikolich Offline nikanikolich
    nikanikolich (nikola) 17 December 2022 21: 53
    +3
    for thirty years they have been trying to destroy my country, VOVA stop playing giveaway - RUBLE GOLD and let America ... our gold! Stalin could not, but are you cooler or what?
  6. Dmitry 66 Offline Dmitry 66
    Dmitry 66 18 December 2022 04: 39
    +2
    But where do these analysts come from? The confrontation, or rather the war, is not figuratively with Satan, but with him real in the face of the West. And since all the masks have been thrown off, and this has never happened before in the entire known biblical history, it means that things are bad with Sata now, which is true. They can’t get Holy Rus', the situation today is objectively different, and Putin has absolutely nothing to do with it.
    As for financial losses, it is interesting to know how many DSs remain in Russia this year due to difficulties in exporting them abroad, and how many will remain next?
    Although I really feel sorry for personal DCs, not a small part of them are "stuck" in the form of securities in Euroclear.
  7. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 18 December 2022 05: 45
    +3
    The first and perhaps the main mistake of the Americans. Their country is ruled by private capital and mega-corporations. They try this formula on Russia, where this formula not only does not work, it no longer exists. Moreover, all those who could influence decision-making, as it was in the 90s, quietly and carefully pushed aside. The stupid ones were imprisoned and dispossessed. Those who remain, such as Nabiullina and Kudrin, serve as "lightning rods" without really influencing anything for a long time. Therefore, sanctions against such people are empty fuss. They closed access to the world market for private traders? So what? The country has long been self-sufficient for the main points, we sell the surplus. It’s impossible to refuse them, there is no replacement of the supplier, it’s impossible to select them. Pat. The dependence of the Russian Federation on the "world economy" is greatly exaggerated in Western estimates, this is the second mistake. Russia can live and develop in complete isolation behind the Iron Curtain. , perhaps even under the labels of their brands. As it was with products. Russia has everything it needs, so playing long with it is useless. It is with great difficulty that it begins to slowly reach their individual experts. Not politicians. If the lightning effect not achieved, curtail activity. If profit is not expected in the foreseeable future, 3-5 years, the project is unprofitable, we close it.
    PS: So, by the way. I bought myself a Canadian winter jacket. Quality, labels, labels. Everything is as it should be. Made in Moscow entirely from domestic materials on domestic equipment. Only the name of the brand is imported in the jacket. I have been wearing it for five years, there are no comments.