Spinmeisters Of Russia: A Shortage Of Foreign Car Parts & The Unsaid Impact Of Sanctions

This interesting story on Russia 1 discusses a shortage of spare parts for foreign cars in Russia. Left unsaid is that in addition to global supply chain issues, a unique amplifying factor in Russia is the impact of sanctions. While at first glance this brief interest story might appear to be of low importance, the fact that a major Russian television news channel felt compelled to run a story about a shortage of foreign car parts suggests that economic sanctions may be having a broader impact on civilian life than fully understood.

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This analysis is part of an ongoing collaboration between the Internet Archive and its TV News Archive, the multi-party Media-Data Research Consortium and GDELT.