This game is a classic. Russia dominated in the prelims last year, but it didn’t take long for the United States to upset the Russians and win gold. This year, it’s not much different. The Americans are down 1-0 with a few minutes left in the first period, but Russia is a better team overall. Here’s what happened. Read on for the highlights. Usa Vs Russia recap:
The Americans came out firing, scoring the first three points of the game and ending it in American territory. However, the Americans dominated territory and possession and seemed to always be on the verge of a game-winning try. Here are some things you need to know about the match:
The two countries have vastly different military capabilities. While the US dominates the air, Russia dominates land. The US has more bases, fighter jets, bombers, and surface ships. Russia has more land vehicles, tanks, and artillery. The US also has more submarines, destroyers, and aircraft carriers than Russia. Both nations spend significantly more money on their military than their Russian counterparts, 612 billion dollars to 77 billion.
The United States and its NATO allies have both imposed economic sanctions on Russia. The sanctions are intended to punish Russia for its actions in Ukraine and elsewhere. Russia also refuses to pay the fines that NATO members have levied. A fine of $244 million would pay for three weeks of operations in Iraq. It is a small price to pay to protect U.S.-origin parts. With such sanctions, the U.S. can’t afford to lose its strategic position in the region.