Russia surpasses Iran by breaking all records for the number of sanctions
After the outbreak of a full-scale war against Ukraine, Russia became the world's first country to impose sanctions on Ukraine. There are 16,077 sanctions against Russian individuals and legal entities. As a result, the Russian Federation has surpassed even Iran in the anti-rating.
This is stated in the publication of Statista. Thus, there are 3,616 active sanctions against Iran imposed by the United States, the United Nations, the EU, and countries such as Australia, Canada, India, and Israel. Relations between the latter and the Islamic Republic have been particularly tense: disputes over Iran's nuclear arsenal and its common hostile stance toward Israel threaten to escalate regularly.
Most of the sanctions imposed on Syria, which ranks third on Castellum.AI's list, are related to events associated with the Syrian civil war that began in 2011. After the civil unrest in connection with the Arab Spring movement, clashes broke out between the forces of President Bashar al-Assad.
The leaders of the current round of sanctions against Russia are the United States, Canada, Switzerland and the United Kingdom with 3,551, 2,765, 2,225 and 1,749 restrictions, respectively. The majority of these sanctions are directed at individuals (11,462), while there are 4,344 sanctions against legal entities, 169 against courts, and 102 against aircraft.
According to researchers at the Yale School of Management, in addition to sanctions imposed by nation-states and governing bodies, more than 1,000 companies have left the Russian market to varying degrees, including such industry heavyweights as Adidas, Google, Disney, Exxon, and Volkswagen.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, despite the "oil" sanctions imposed by the West, Russia is making a profit from the sale of oil products. The Russian Federation uses various methods and loopholes to circumvent the energy restrictions that have been in place for a year, from December 2022.