In a speech made to a business forum in St Petersburg, President Vladimir Putin denied Russia is isolated from the rest of the world.
But as foreign companies withdraw and many Russian journalists flee the country, it’s getting harder to find out what’s going on inside one of the world’s most powerful nations.
On the Sky News Daily, Niall Paterson is joined by Sky’s Moscow correspondent, Diana Magnay, to discuss how Russia has changed in the decade since she first began reporting there, and what it’s like to work as a journalist inside an increasingly isolated authoritarian state.
Podcast producer: Rosie Gillott
Editor: Paul Stanworth