Russia’s economy has avoided collapse so far, but trouble is looming. Here’s why – National

Russia’s economy has avoided collapse so far, but trouble is looming.  Here’s why – National

Russia’s economy has averted a devastating collapse so far despite unprecedented sanctions sparked by the war in Ukraine, allowing Vladimir Putin to rally his people against the West and in support of his invasion. Yet experts — and even top Russian officials — say trouble is right around the corner. Reserves that have propped up … Read more

Russia bans 61 Canadians from entering country, calls Ottawa’s actions ‘Russophobic’ – National

Russia bans 61 Canadians from entering country, calls Ottawa’s actions ‘Russophobic’ – National

A group of 61 Canadians will be “indefinitely prohibited” from entering the Russian Federation, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced Thursday. These banned individuals include senior government officials, active and retired military personnel, academics and leading media figures. Among the Canadians banned are foreign and defense policy adviser to the prime minister of Canada Dan Costello, … Read more