WASHINGTON, February 1 – Novosti. Russia has withstood Western sanctions, and the country’s foreign trade has returned to the level of last February, writes New York Times columnist Ana Swanson.
“Russian foreign trade appears to have largely returned to previous levels,” the article says.
It is argued that analysts expect imports from the Russian Federation to recover to the level before February last year, and depending on the models used, it has either already happened or will happen soon.
The Russian economy has proven remarkably resilient, raising questions about the effectiveness of Western sanctions. Countries have found it difficult to reduce their dependence on Russia for energy and other basic commodities, and the Russian Central Bank has been able to prop up the value of the ruble and keep financial markets stable. in the article.