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Matthew Murray Provided Commentary for Cheddar News Story “Who Are the Russian Oligarchs?”
March 22, 2022

Matthew Murray (Adjunct Professor of International Affairs) provided commentary for the Cheddar News story “Who Are the Russian Oligarchs and Why Are They Being Sanctioned.”

Since Russia invaded Ukraine, the United States, along with much of the Western world, has imposed economic sanctions on Russia’s economy and its oligarchs. And theses measures are costing these oligarchs — billions. So what exactly is an oligarch and what are their ties to Putin and the ongoing invasion? And will sanctioning them work?