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A Russian-registered Antonov AN-124 owned by Volga-Dneper sits on the tarmac at Pearson Airport in Toronto in March 2022. It was recently seized by Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

How Canada could use Russian state assets to rebuild Ukraine

The Canadian government has already seized privately owned Russian assets. Here’s what it could do to legally seize state-owned assets and use the money to help rebuild Ukraine after the war.
Everyday Russians, like these people in Moscow, may shoulder much of the burden of the world’s economic sanctions aimed at Vladimir Putin and his oligarchs. AFP via Getty Images

Economic sanctions may make Russians’ lives worse – without stopping Putin’s assault on Ukraine

Personalist dictators tend to shield the elites who support them from the economic pain of sanctions by pushing costs onto regular people.

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