Amazon.com Widgets

Should Western countries lift their sanctions on Russia in order to help the country's economy?

  • Western countries need to lift certain sanctions for the sake of the Russian people, not to spite the Russian Government.

    With Russia deep into another winter, the current sanctions harm the Russian people more than they harm the Russian government. If we are to be true humanitarians and purport to be moral worldwide leaders, the West must lift sanctions against Russia for the sake of the Russian people. To do otherwise is a petty act that punishes the innocent.

  • Sanctions just cause hatred and resentment towards Russia.

    Imposing sanctions on Russia do not work very well. As we can see, Russia has not collapsed to our requests because of the sanctions. These sanctions are just causing resentment between Russia and the rest of the world. Russia is a major power, and if they are not working with the rest of the world due to diplomatic tensions, then countries of the world will not be able to work toward common goals to end the world's problems.

  • It's Good Business

    Imposing sanctions on Russia do not work very well. As we can see, Russia has not collapsed to our requests because of the sanctions. These sanctions are just causing resentment between Russia and the rest of the world. Russia is a major power, and if they are not working with the rest of the world due to diplomatic tensions, then countries of the world will not be able to work toward common goals to end the world's problems.

  • Do not let Russia collapse

    Starving Russian companies from the U.S. Debt Market is forcing the country to burn through its U.S. dollar reserves. If Russia is then forced to use the Ruble (it own currency) it will have to float to adjust in value to maintain its worth of more than just paper. The value of the Ruble will plummet, making money worthless in Russia, causing what is know in Economics as an Economic Collapse, turning the Russian Capitalist experiment into a failed endevor allowing opposition groups like the Communist Party of the Russian Federation to tell the nation using a bartering system for trade without money, we told you so, undoing 20 years of any progress made since the Collapse of the Soviet Union.

  • Russia's current situation is a result of its increasingly more dangerous foreign policies.

    Russia has been supporting nationalism and authoritarian regime, and is becoming a significant threat to its neighbors, especially to post soviet countries one of which I happen to inhabit, but also to the west it increasingly antagonises. Putin has expressed his antagonism towards the west as well, as he blames the invasion of Ukraine on the growing of NATO, which he sees as Russia's opponent in the eastern Europe. Russia's nationalistic tendencies bolster neo-stalinism and longing for a return of the Soviet Union among the public. The reason Putin is so popular is because he caters to them. The US decided to order Ukraine to stand down when Crimea was invaded and continues to refuse defend it, something it swore tp do when Ukraine handed over its nukes to Obama's administration, and NATO forbade supplying Ukrainan army with weapons, so the peaceful economical sanctions is simply enough the least we could be doing, and we are to keep at it if we do nothing else, because if the west continues to betray the countries it swore to protect, these countries are bound to turn its allegiance to Russia, especially when they have EU's values, such as prohibition of weapons, which these countries have coupled with the soviet and nazi opressors, pushed upon them.

  • No, Western countries should not lift their sanctions on Russia.

    Some have called for the lifting of economic sanctions against Russia on humanitarian grounds; the faltering economy, they argue, will affect the poorest in the country much more than it will affect those in power. But at the same time, if the people are to be made to understand the consequences of their leaders' actions, unforunately they too must suffer a little bit.

  • Keep Putin In Line

    While the Russian Federation as a whole is made up of very nice people, and many religions live in peace and harmony, the armies of Putin are a very real threat to this world. Vladimir Putin is a dangerous person, his invasion of Ukraine, and his sparring cold war with the USA proves that the sanctions should stay until 2018-when his term ends. Though, don't get me wrong, I feel sorry for Russia's people.

  • Western countries should not lift their sanctions on Russia

    I don't think that Western countries should lift the sanctions that they placed on Russia. I do feel sorry for the people of Russia because most of them didn't deserve to live in such conditions, but I believe that West needs to show Putin that they mean serious business and that he can't do whatever he feels like.

  • Man's Peace for War

    Western countries, such as the United States, should not lift their sanctions on Russia. Russia, for years, has been involved with spying, counter spying, and working with world allies that most world leaders would refuse to be involved with. Russian citizens should learn how to establish their own country's economics, and practice financial sustainability.


Leave a comment...
(Maximum 900 words)
No comments yet.