Proof that, contrary to GOP whining, sanctions are biting the Russian leadership. With the world oil price and the Russian economy on a downward trajectory, things can only get worse for Putin.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/11133559/Sanctions-on-Russia-are-starting-to-bite.html

http://online.wsj.com/articles/russia-admits-sanctions-are-hurting-1411058934