MOSCOW, April 9 – RIA Novosti. The rebuilding of the ruble exchange rate after the introduction of numerous sanctions has proved that Russia cannot be completely isolated from the global economic system, believes a newspaper columnist. Global times Bradley Blankenship.
Contrary to the hopes of the United States and allies in Russia, there was no “hyperinflation”, and luxury goods and Western fast food turned out to be less necessary for the normal functioning of the economy, he explained.
Supporters of Western sanctions were convinced that the new restrictions would hit the Russian economy hard, shock the ordinary citizens and persuade them to attack the authorities demanding a change in foreign policy. However, this did not happen, as the author notes.