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Asked • 08/07/19

Why is the USA able to damage the Russian economy by imposing sanctions but Russia can't do the same?

Why is the USA able to damage the Russian economy by imposing sanctions but Russia can't do the same?For example see [U.S. tightens sanctions on Russia over Crimea](http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/20/news/russia-sanctions-treasury/index.html), [New US sanctions on Russia inflame old tensions](http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/21/politics/trump-russia-tensions-sanctions-putin/index.html), as well as many more reports.

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