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Ukraine Is Calling for a Boycott of Russia. The U.S. Has Tried It Before.

In 1979, after the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, President Jimmy Carter imposed a grain embargo and assembled an international coalition to boycott the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, above. Carter also restricted Soviet fishing in American waters and suspended commercial Soviet flights. In 1982, President Reagan banned flights after a Soviet-led military crackdown in Poland. […]