How Russia's central bank is fighting back against sanctions : The Indicator from Planet Money Heavy sanctions on Russia have forced Central Bank of Russia Governor, Elvira Nabiullina, to get creative. What steps is she taking to keep Russia's economy afloat?

The blunt weapons of Russia's central bank

The blunt weapons of Russia's central bank

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Since taking over as Governor of the Central Bank of Russia in 2013, Elvira Nabiullina has been a colorful symbol of Russia's economic trajectory. She's often known to style herself in a way that reflects the mood of the monetary decisions she's about to make. So when she came out publicly wearing all black to discuss her moves after Western sanctions, the outlook appeared bleak.

Today, we talk about Elvira and the tough decisions she is making on behalf of the Central Bank of Russia.

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