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Over-reliance on railroads has been one of Russia’s biggest stumbling blocks in the war, writes researcher Emily Ferris in her widely read and cited piece, “Russia’s Military Has a Railroad Problem.” Ferris is a leading expert on the topic of Russian railways and unpacks some of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s many logistical problems as well as gleaning clues as to where the conflict might lead next.
Staying with Russia, FP’s Michael Hirsh set out to answer one of the most vexing questions in the world today: Why hasn’t Moscow crumbled under the weight of Western sanctions? Putin is continuing to make “at least a billion dollars a day” selling oil and gas, mostly to Europe, one expert tells Hirsh in this comprehensive and, at times surprising, report on the state of the Russian economy.
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