Probably the biggest long-term damage to the Russian economy is self-inflicted: So many of Russia's most honest, intelligent, conscientious people (including many in tech and other professions) have fled the country altogether. The West needs to welcome them and take advantage of their talents and courage - i.e. hire them! - Esther Dyson, former Yandex board member
Esther Dyson, Chairman of EDventure Holdings, is an entrepreneur and angel investor concentrating on emerging markets and technologies. She is a board member of numerous companies, including 23andMe, Eventful, Meetup, NewspaperDirect, Voxiva, WPP Group, XCOR Aerospace, and Yandex, and was an early investor in such notable start-ups as Evernote, Flickr, Mashery, Medstory, Omada Health, and Square.