In 2001, trade turnover between Russia and Denmark grew by 30% on the year, preliminarily to $ 1.12 billion. According to the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development, Russia's exports to Denmark increased by1.3% on the year to $ 415 million while import into Russia from Denmark grew by 34% on the year to $ 705 million. To Denmark, Russia exports oil, petroleum products (48% of the total exports), fish and other seafood 21%), timber and lumber (9%), ferrous metals (6%), fertilisers (3%), cloths (3%), and natural furs (1%). Recently Russia began exporting to Denmark ships, boats, and other floating vehicles (1%). Imports from Denmark include foods and raw stocks (42%), machines and equipment (24%), furniture (3%), footwear (2%), and meats (15%). Danish investments in Russia's economy come to a total of about $ 300 million.
Nearly every day there is some retired American military General on the news doing an interview about the Ukrainians “taking back” Crimea or “pushing out” the Russians or claiming 1991 borders “must be respected” for the dispute to end