why the sanctions won't topple Putin
- Written by Sergey V. Popov, Senior Lecturer in Economics, Cardiff University
Russia knows sanctions. In 2009, the death of Moscow anti-corruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in custody motivated Bill Browder, an entrepreneur who used to work in Russia and employ him, to lobby the US government to introduce sanctions against Russia.
US sanctions were duly applied to 18 people in 2013 who had been directly related to...