U.S. sales to Russia have only risen since sanctions imposed
BY JOHN MORITZ
McClatchy Washington BureauJuly 28, 2014
WASHINGTON ó In the months since the United States imposed sanctions on Russian businesses and close associates of President Vladimir Putinís, an odd thing has happened: U.S. exports to Russia have risen.
U.S. Census Bureau foreign trade data show that exports rose 17 percent from March through May _ the most recent months for which the data is available _ compared with the previous three months, before sanctions were imposed.
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