Despite Russia’s efforts, things haven't gotten much better when it comes to domestic car production.
In recent years, talks to restore the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran resumed, but they’ve repeatedly been stalled.
The tech race is on between China and the US, with both countries in competition to make quick progress in this sector.
Ever since Russia invaded Ukraine last year, the US and the EU have put a lot of sanctions on Russia.
Russia, according to the World Gold Council, has been the largest buyer of bullion in recent years.
The West started imposing oil sanctions on Russia late last year to weaken Russia's economy and military abilities in Ukraine.
Sanctions on Russia keep piling up. But, are they working?