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Sanctions: What are they and how do they affect Russia?

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Published on May 14, 2014

A simple explanation of what sanctions are and the impact they are having on Russia. The actions by the Kremlin's inner circle of government officials and oligarchs to destabilize Ukraine are affecting the entire economy. Sanctions are damaging Russia's investment, its growth, its currency, and its interest rates.

This video is available is available with captions in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Check out our video on the steps that led the United States and the international community to apply sanctions on Russia at http://youtu.be/jshAX9ialok.

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