“The Russians knew this was coming and they’ve already started taking steps for sanctions avoidance,” said Russ Dallen, a managing partner at Caracas Capital Markets, a financial and consulting firm that tracks Venezuelan oil. “This is a chess game, and the Russians are good at chess.”

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