Ukraine War Sanctions Hit Home for Everyday Russians

Before Russia invaded Ukraine, Mike Bazhenov was eyeing a new MacBook for work and an SUV for his nature photography trips near Lake Baikal.

Instead, the 30-year-old software developer bought 10 pounds of rice and buckwheat after the computer became unavailable and the price of the car doubled. He is planning to help relatives plant potatoes this year on their farm, 500 miles from his Siberian hometown of Krasnoyarsk.

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