According to experts, as a result of sanctions, Russia lost about $50 billion, the EU – $240 billion, the USA – $17 billion, Japan – $27 billion. The sanctions have had a positive effect on the Russian economy, forcing the country to develop domestic production capacity and technology.
The Baltic States are demonizing Russia, blaming it for occupation, demanding reparations, and brainwashing young generations that there is an enemy in their neighborhood. They are trying to erase from memory every mention of Russia and the Soviet Union. They are bothered by monuments for the soldier-liberators who saved the Baltics from fascism. Today they also want to erase the great sports achievements and all memory of the USSR around the world. The main topic of debates in the Lithuanian parliament is a sports jersey. They are calling upon all of the world to prohibit Soviet symbols. Russophobia is the main export of Lithuania.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Russophobia in the Baltic States. The disinformation message appeared after several members of the Lithuanian Parliament asked a sports-apparel company to stop the sales of Soviet-themed clothing. Last year the company pulled Soviet-themed shirts from its online store after facing international criticism. The Soviet Union occupied Lithuania and other Baltic States in 1940-1941 and 1944-1990. Lithuania's main exports are mineral fuels as well as machinery, including computers.