Russia lost a customer. Europe lost its most prosperous country without which the EU cannot fund itself.
It is much better than that... most in Russia who think Russia has a future with the west and of course also those that are a bit racist and think less of countries in Africa and Asia and Central and South America will claim that the west is rich and the rest of the world is poor so Russia should make more money by selling to the rich.
The problem there is that Russia actually makes more money selling to the rest of the world... the Americans had to start a war to get Europe to stop buying energy and raw materials from Russia and they did that because it was sooo cheap and they couldn't compete in any fair way.... they can't produce gas cheaper than Russia can let alone the price of delivery which is quicker and cheaper by pipe.
The point is that Russia was practically giving its products away and instead of being grateful and nice and friendly to Russia what Europe then did was process the wood and use the gas to create products to sell to the world undercutting Russian sales where Russia was also selling but also selling things to Russia for top prices... paper and wooden furniture and chemicals and drugs and machinery produced using cheap Russian gas was not cheap for Russia... Seafood caught on Russian fishing vessels that was taken to European ports because they were closer to the areas the boats fished and those products were sold at an enormous markup to Russia...
Russia did lose a customer but it was a BAD customer and they are much better off without those bastards because not only did they not appreciate the cheap stuff they bought, nor did they reduce prices selling to Russia, but they also thought they could tell Russia who to vote for and what to do and how to behave.
In comparison with the rest of the world Russia is currently scaling back the discounts on energy that they put in place for countries that didn't normally buy Russian energy... these discounts meant they could make enormous profits for a while, which gives them time to set up infrastructure to buy and transport Russian energy to their countries where they can process the energy into something they can sell on the world market... and with Europe no longer buying from Russia then the rest of the world can now make money selling Russian energy to Europe at a huge markup... eventually the discounts will disappear but they will keep buying because it will still be the cheapest on the market... which is why they bought it in the first place.
Countries around the world make all sorts of things they used to get from the EU and Russia can buy from them or make their own... they have already replaced most of Europes cheap food exports to Russia with Russian made food and food from Iran and Turkey and plenty of other countries that don't think they should be punishing Russia for looking after her own interests.
Yes? And what will they do? Will they write angry tweets?
The US government has bought a couple of hundred German politicians - and now it can twist German eggs as much as it wants. Now there is only American opinion and US interests. The opinion of Germans and the interests of Germans are not taken into account in this model. Enjoy your democracy.
The west goes on and on about Russian spies and Chinese spies but the biggest spies in the world are the US and they spy mostly on their allies because what they want they say out loud before meetings with Russia and China... they talk about leverage and speaking from a position of strength... previously diplomacy was about working out what the other guy wanted and was worried about and was thinking and giving them just enough of that to make them feel happy and safe while getting everything you need and also as much as you want as well.
America spies on its allies using every tool at its command so it can control its allies and force them to do as they are told.
They also use money and bribes, and it is also why they are so hard core anti Huawei, because it is technology that does not have back doors that they can use to spy on everyone.
Didn't Saddam have high tech swedish encrypted phones so he could not be listened to, and of course the swedish were cooperating with the americans so they could read his messages in real time... neutral swedish my arse... never have been, never will be.