The Daily Chart: Sanction This

It is likely the case that Russia is slowly winning the war against Ukraine, despite American assistance to Ukraine. But, we are told, our sanctions, together with our European allies, are grinding down the Russian economy. I wonder about this. Especially when you see figures like this (EU exports to Kyrgyzstan, indicating a massive workaround for sanctions):

Does anyone really believe that Kyrgyzstan’s economy boomed this much starting in March of 2022?

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