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How the Russian Ruble Bounced Back

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Russia’s currency plunged after Putin’s invasion of Ukraine but has regained its value.

Western sanctions on Russia after its invasion of Ukraine quickly led the ruble to lose more than 45 percent of its value. But these days, the Russian currency is back to its prewar value. This week on Ones and Tooze, Cameron and Adam explain the turnaround and discuss what it means for the war.

Also on the show: the economics of canned fish.

About Ones and Tooze:  Foreign Policy economics columnist Adam Tooze, a history professor and a popular author, is encyclopedic about basically everything: from the COVID shutdown, to climate change, to pasta sauce. On our new podcast, Tooze and FP deputy editor Cameron Abadi will look at two data points each week that explain the world: one drawn from the week’s headlines and the other from just about anywhere else Tooze takes us. Check out Adam Tooze’s column here.  See All Episodes

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