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Sanctions on Western products circumvented

How hard do the Western sanctions really hit Russia? Professor of Russian and East European Politics and Principal Investigator Alexander Libman spoke with the private news broadcaster ntv. Libman observes an increase in Russian parallel imports, which are used to (makeshift) circumvent sanctions. He named three possible ways through which Russia could obtain important goods, even if the manufacturers from the USA or Europe no longer supply them: Alternative products, delivery via third countries and parallel imports, i.e., illegal imports. Listen or read the interview here.

News from Jul 12, 2022

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