Russian citizens are feeling the economic fallout from the recent sanctions and declining Ruble currency. The sanctions were put in place in response to Russia's annexation of Crimea and its involvement in the Ukraine conflict. They have had a significant impact on the Russian economy, especially in terms of the currency. The Ruble has lost a significant amount of value against other currencies, making it difficult for Russians to purchase goods and services overseas. This has had a negative effect on the Russian economy as a whole. Russians who are struggling financially are feeling the pinch even more.