A good explanation on why the Russians have done a good job, so far, handling sanctions and appearingvto weather them. The article also tells why this won't last.
I would add, sanctions can take time; also, using articles from RT to say sanctions aren't working is simply sucking on Putin’s teat.
By how many $billions & how long was America wasting its money, resources & brainpower in Afghanistan? How many $billions of armaments, ammunition & weaponry were abandoned when Biden pulled the US military out of the country?
What is the $trillions past, current & future owed by USA as reparation for the property, destroyed by it, the past, current & future lives lost because of it, the commerce destroyed by USA war, piracy & sanctions past or current? Your economist's costings are woefully inadequate & certainly denial of them is as deluded as his wishful thinking.
You talk of the time it takes for sanctions to work. The world has come to realise that the cost of American wars & sanctions require retribution NOW.
The cbc article is nothing but speculation & wishful thinking by an economist proven wrong time & time again.
I will never forget the story of NASA spending a $million to develop a pen that would write in space. The Russians didn't. They used lead pencils. Russian practicality, fortitude & pragmatism vs western ego & claimed entitlement.