Document Type : Research Paper


Assistant Professor, International Relations, University of Guilan


Economic sanctions always bring along both positive and negative results for a country. The economic sanctions against Russia since 2014 caused inflation, difficulty of access to international investment markets, lower value of ruble against euro and dollar, and a delay in Russia’s path out of crisis. All these events, made Russian government support its financial and economic divisions against sanctions. The present article addresses the following question: What characteristics do the most important measures have that Russia took against sanctions? Strategic wisdom and a balanced activism are addressed as the main elements that Moscow used against sanctions. Using library and archive resources and an explanatory – analyzing method, the present literature attempts to assess Russia’s economic indexes since 2014 to 2018.