“The Americans are prepared to lift sanctions toward only those persons dialogue with which at a certain moment corresponds to the interests of the US,” as when Washington allowed Dmitry Rogozin to come to the US to discuss joint efforts in space. But as for the others, they are now beyond the pale.
The second isolating factor are financial and economic sanctions against Russian corporations or entire sectors of the Russian economy, which make it very difficult if not impossible to complete current projects or to develop the Russian economy in the future. They thus mean that Russia will fall further and further behind the West.
And the third “isolating” factor is the way in which the international community is treating Russia as an outcast state. There are two recent examples of this, Makarkin says: the voting down of the Russian candidate to head Interpol and the expansion of the ability of the anti-chemical weapons organization to take action on its own rather than refer that to the UN.